Children with disabilities learning about their rights

photo of open box with carers bookletThe Guardian’s Office  celebrates 2011 International Human Rights Day with the launch of six sets of flashcards for teaching children and young people with disabilities about their rights.  The cards simplify the 37 rights in South Australia’s Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care into seven key messages in sets tailored to suit three ability groups for girls and young women and three for boys and young men.

The cards were designed after consultation and testing with children with disabilities and their families, and with the guidance of a reference group.

Each boxed set of cards comes with a booklet for carers and other adults which explains the cards and gives practical advice on how they can be used.

The cards are being distributed to children in care in South Australia by Disability Services.

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