This document provides information about your rights to make decisions about your life.
Decision-making is all about what you want. You have the right to be respected and treated like other people.
In this document you will learn about:
Our job is to provide support in a way that makes you feel safe and comfortable. If something makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable you can say now.
You have control over your life. We are here to support you to make decisions. You can make decisions about:
We will give you as much time as you need to make decisions.
When you agree that something should take place, you are giving consent. Before giving consent you have to understand:
You can make the decision all by yourself if you feel comfortable. You can ask questions if you are unsure or want more information at any time.
Withdrawing consent means that you are changing your mind.
If you feel uncomfortable about something that is happening, you can withdraw consent at any time.
We always follow the rules set by the government to make sure that you know your rights. If you are 18 years or older, you can make your own decisions and give consent. If you are under 18, you can make some decisions as well. However, your parent or guardian may need to help you.
You can choose how you give consent and tell us your decisions. You can give consent by:
Remember that the way you let us know about your decisions is up to you!
Sometimes you might need help to make a decision. You can ask a person you trust and they can give you advice. You can talk to:
A substitute decision-maker may be assigned if:
A substitute decision-maker can help make informed decisions for you. Their job is to help you make good decisions that will improve your life.
We will always help to protect you from harm. If you are in an emergency, we may NOT ask for consent if: