For Child Protection

Parents with Intellectual Disability Have Rights

Parents with intellectual disability have the right to: 

  • Be a Parent
  • Have the same rights as all parents
  • Have programs made to meet their needs, this could include extra time and support
  • Have information given to them in Plain English or in a way they can best understand
  • Speak up for themselves
  • Be listened to
  • Get help
  • Have a support person with them at all meetings
  • Ask for support and get support
  • Have the right kind of support for their individual needs
  • Have support to go to access visits with their children
  • Advocacy
  • Ask for advocacy
  • Ask child protection what they think the problem is
  • Ask child protection to come back or call back when the parent has support with them
  • Ask child protection for copies of all documents
  • AskĀ  child protection questions
  • Get truthful answers
  • Get legal support

Resources

Hand in Hand Report

This report was created with parents from across Victoria supported by various services

Hand-in-Hand-Parents-meeting-final.pdf

How to create a Plain English document

Are you working with a family that needs information in easy English?

Please click the link this resource

Working-with-People-who-use-Plain-English.pdf

Working with Parents with an Intellectual Disability

This resource is created to support organisations working with people with intellectual disability

https://www.parentingrc.org.au/programs/healthy-start/

Please find more information on our videos, resources and links pages

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