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 it can be helpful to learn more

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Discrimination

The law provides protection against discrimination or harassment

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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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School leaving age

Children must stay in education, training and learning until age 18. This can be at school, college, or (after age 16) in a job with training, like an apprenticeship.

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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.