Your Rights

When you are Involved with  Adventure Development you are entitled to certain rights. These include the rights to:

  • To be treated with respect at all times
  • The right to confidentiality
  • The right to receive advocacy and support from your counsellor
  • The right to see and correct any information about yourself from sessions you have been part of
  • The right to withdraw from the services and come back without any hassles
  • The right to complain. If you are unhappy about any aspect of your counselling you can talk or complain in  writing, to: Your counsellor, The Adventure Development Area Co-ordinator, or The Programme Director. If you feel uncomfortable doing this on your own you can bring a support person to assist you. You can also have the help of an independent Health and Disability Advocate (0800 11 22 33).

These rights will be fully explained to you by your counsellor during your first meeting, however if at any time you would like them clarified ask your counsellor to go over them with you. These rights are adapted from the law, a full copy of the Code is available from your counsellor.



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