Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines Balancing children’s rights with the responsibility to keep them safe from harm

When practitioners are trying to decide whether a child is mature enough to make decisions, they often talk about whether the child is ‘Gillick competent’ or whether they meet the ‘Fraser guidelines’. The Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines help people who work with children to balance the need to listen to children’s wishes with the responsibility to keep them safe .

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