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How Meic Can Help You Own Your Rights!

Ever feel like it’s a struggle to be listened to, heard, taken seriously or understood? You have rights, and Meic is here to help you understand them.

Is it difficult to find the right words and opportunities for you to express yourself? We’re here to give you the information and support you need to reach your goals. 

What’s a rights-based approach? 

Every child and young person have rights, things like education, healthcare and feeling safe. Your rights are at the core of everything we do here at Meic. We use the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as a guide. 

Why does this matter? 

Knowing your rights is like having a superpower. It helps you speak up for yourself and get the support you need. Meic’s advisers are trained to explain your rights to you if you have questions, and they can help you figure out the best course of action in any situation. 

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Meic’s support

Here’s how Meic supports your rights: 

  • No judgment: Whatever you’re going through, our advisers are here to listen without judgment. They’re all about respect and fairness, no matter your background 
  • Your voice matters: Need to vent or have an opinion? We want to hear about it! Your perspective counts and we’ll help make sure you’re heard on the issues that affect you 
  • Getting what you need: We tailor our advice to your specific situation, making sure you get the information and support that’s best for you 
  • Knowledge is power: Confused about something? We have loads of reliable information on all sorts of topics, from the environment to relationships. We can also help you find information from other sources and make sure you understand it 
  • Privacy is key: We keep what you share with us confidential, anonymous, and secure. Even on new platforms like WhatsApp, we make sure your details stay private* 
  • Standing up for you: If you’re experiencing violence, abuse, neglect, or something that doesn’t feel right, we take it seriously and will support you to get help 

Remember, knowing your rights is your right! 

We are here for you, every step of the way. If you have a question, need some advice, or just want to chat, please reach out. Meic is someone on your side. 

*If we’re worried about your safety, or someone else’s safety, then we have a duty to tell someone and we must break confidentiality. Find out more about it here.