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A. Whether you live with a foster family or in a children's home, there will be rules about good behaviour. Different families always have different rules. If you feel a particular rule is unfair, you should discuss it with your carers. If you are still unhappy, you can raise it at your review or think about making a complaint (see Reviews, Complaints)
A. Yes. You can be punished for behaving badly or breaking the rules but only certain kinds of punishment are allowed when you are under a Care Order or accommodated. (see answer to next question)
This list is not complete. There may be other punishments of a similar type (see what punishments are NOT allowed below)
A. This is when your carers tell you that you are not allowed to leave the home without permission, for example to go out with your friends or to an activity after school.
A. You should first talk to your social worker, but you can also talk to an independent person such as an independent visitor, a Children's Rights Worker, your solicitor or a children's advocate who will try and help you. (See further contacts page). If you are still unhappy, you can also raise this at your Review. (see section on Reviews )
A. Yes, you may make a complaint - see the section on Complaints.
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