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What is a family?

 
     
 
There are many different types of families.
 
     
There are many different types of families. Your family might have one parent or several parents, you might have no siblings or you might have a few, you might live with step-parents or foster parents or with an aunt or uncle or your grandparents. No family is the same. Families are made up of lots of different people and as part of a family you have the right to feel loved, supported and cared for. Time spent with family can mean different things, such as having fun, talking, taking on hobbies together, visiting extended family, and many other things.
 

In a family there are different relationships, such us brothers and sisters or between children and parents or between parents themselves. In the relationships, communication can be different but everyone has the right to be listened to and respected.

     
 
Being part of a family means that you belong and that you are not on your own.
 
     
Being part of a family means that you belong and that you are not on your own. Sometimes families fight and you may have different thoughts and feelings about that. We believe that you have the right to be listened to about what is going on for you and to receive support if you need it.
 
     
 
If you're not feeling safe at home, you have the right to tell someone about what's going on.
 
     
You have the right to live with your family as long as it's safe for you to do that.  If you're not feeling safe at home, you have the right to tell someone about what's going on.