It’s important that your basic needs are met so you can reach your full potential. Article 27 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child means that you should have you should have food, clothing and a safe place to live to support your well-being and development.
If you don’t think that your needs are being met, or that you’re not getting enough support to reach your potential, it may be a good idea to speak to someone about what’s going on for you. If you’re thinking of running away because you’re you don’t have everything you need for your well-being and development, you can contact the Runaway Helpline for free and confidential support on 116000, 24 hours a day.
If you’d like more information about this right and the other rights you have, you can visit the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland’s website to learn about all of your rights.