Article 26 of the UNCRC says that children and young people should get financial support from the government when their parents or guardians are unable to provide them with a good enough standard of living by themselves.
Some of the reasons this might be the case include:
- old age.
Getting financial support
While in most cases financial support for children and young people will be given to a parent or guardian, in some cases they can access benefits directly. Parents or guardians shouldn’t be able to prevent a child or young person from getting the support they need.