MY RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Did you know that as a Centrepoint young person, you can get free legal advice?

See below for a list of things you can get advice on:
 

  • Housing issues – repairs, evictions

  • Housing benefit hassles – delays, suspensions, change of circumstances

  • Problems at work

  • Worried about your civil liberties?

  • Consumer – confused about small print or terms & conditions?

  • Immigration advice

  • Family law advice


If you feel you have been treated unfairly or would like to check up on your legal rights, ask your key worker about making a referral. If you have a query about something that is not on the list, you can still contact us and we will do our best to find a Service that is right for you. Ask your key worker to email legal@centrepoint.org

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CARE LEAVERS

If you have been under the care of social services, you may have certain rights. Working out exactly what you are entitled to can be complicated. Click here and use the online tool to help you work our your own care status.

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CONSUMER LAW

Lots of things we buy come with a ton of small print that most of us never read! If you are unsure about your rights concerning something you have bought, click here to find our more.

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WHAT IF I AM ARRESTED?

Click here to read up on what happens if you get arrested and about your right to legal help.

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UNDER 18?

If you are under 18, the law says you are a child – even if you have experienced a lot and feel independent. Some of these rights are there to protect you. Click here to read more about your rights as a child. 

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SUPPORT COMMITMENTS

You should be aware of the joint-responsibilities associated with receiving support from Centrepoint – these are set out here.

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CENTREPOINT'S ANNUAL REPORT FOR TENANTS | 19-20

A yearly update for young people staying with Centrepoint - click here > to read more.

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EMPLOYMENT

Moving into employment can bring up lots of questions. You may want to find out about things like pay, annual leave, your contract. Click here to find out more about your rights at work.

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STOP AND SEARCH

Get tips on how to interact with the police safely and how to handle a stop and search. 

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GOING TO COURT?

If you have to go to court, it is a good idea to be prepared. Click here for some simple guides on what to expect.

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DISCRIMINATION

The law says you can't be treated unfairly or differently if it’s connected to who you are. This is called having a ‘protected characteristic’. Click here to find out what that means.

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EU NATIONALS

If you are an EU national, you'll need to to apply for Settled Status if you want to continue to have the right to live and work in the UK. Take the quiz to find out if this applies to you, what you need to do and where you can get help to make the application.