Your rights

At different ages, you have different rights and responsibilities, but some rights you have at any age.

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Benefits and Earning

Not many young people are entitled to benefits, but there are other ways of earning extra money

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Discrimination

The law provides protection against discrimination or harassment. Anti-discrimination policies in your place of learning or workplace provide further protection. Know your rights, and your responsibilities.

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Homeless

Being homeless is dangerous, stressful, bad for your health and stops you getting on with your life - know how to avoid it

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Learning at Home

Most of Oxfordshire’s children and young people go to school or college – but some are educated at home

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LGBTQ

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning - find out more about sexuality and gender identity.

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The Justice System

Why do children and young people commit crimes? And what happens if you do?

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Voting and Participation

How to vote and why you should, as well as other ways to get involved in local and national politics at all ages

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VOXY - Voice of Oxfordshire's Youth

VOXY is a youth-led countywide forum which provides a voice for all young people in Oxfordshire (aged 11 – 18 and up to 25 with additional needs), so they can have their say about the issues that matter the most to them.

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Working Legally

There are restrictions on what work young people can do, and also laws to protect your rights

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Young Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Information about rights and support for children who have recently come to Oxfordshire from another country, including young refugees and asylum seekers

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Your Rights

In Oxfordshire, in the United Kingdom and in most parts of the world everyone has rights which must be respected - by law.