When you’re young, adults in your life should think about what’s best for you when they’re making decisions that may impact you. Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child means that all adults in society should respect your rights and should try to think of your best interests when they’re making decisions that affect you.
If you don’t feel your best interests are being considered, or you’re not sure that adults have done what’s best for you, it might be a good idea to speak with someone about your situation. If you feel like running away because adults aren’t thinking about what’s best for you, you can call or text the Runaway Helpline for free and confidential support, 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.