i am 15 and in foster care in the united kingdom and social services have stopped me from going to one of my friends houses because his father has a criminal record but what can social services do legally to stop me from going there without breaking my human rights. unitet kingdom answerers only please unless you know the uk system.
asked Jun 16 '10 at 11:51
If you're in foster care, that means you're not legally an adult. The rights afforded to children are a subset of the rights granted to adults. Until you are no longer a child in the eyes of the law in the UK, you do not have all the same rights as an adult, nor do you have all the same responsibilities of an adult.
Here in the USA, there have been a few court cases where minors (someone not yet considered an adult in the eyes of the law) have "divorced" their guardians, but these cases go to court and generally require the child to show why it's in their best interests to be legally "emancipated" from their parents/guardians.
Keeping you from seeing a friend at their house is not generally going to be seen as a violation of your human rights.
answered Jun 16 '10 at 12:12