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What does this mean?
It’s your right to have a safe place to live.
A safe place to live is one of your basic needs. Making sure your basic needs are met is your parent’s job. It is the Government’s job to help them do that.
This means you have enough food, clothes and a safe place to live. If you don’t, the Government should help you.
EXAMPLE: If you have certain needs, the Government can give you a house, but you might have to wait a long time.
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Do I have this right in Ireland?
- If you don’t have a safe place to live in Ireland, you and your family can go to emergency accommodation until your parents find a more stable place to live.
- There are rules to make sure the houses and apartments that are being built are safe.
- If you are a refugee in Ireland, you have to live in Direct Provision until a decision is made about if you can stay in the country or not.
Find out more
- Focus Ireland – Learn more about homelessness in Ireland
- Simon Community – Learn more about homelessness in Ireland
- No place like Home – learn more about young people in emergency accommodation in Ireland
- Lives in limbo – Learn more about Direct Provision in Ireland
- Consultation with children and young people in Direct Provision – In this report, you can learn more about children and young people’s views on what it’s like to live in Direct Provision