HRP teaches four core rights:
Freedom of choice
Freedom of choice – To be who I need to be
The right for individuals to determine their own actions, in ALL areas of their lives.
Social Justice- To be an equal member of my community
Challenging society to accept everyone as a member and guarantee equal rights to every person regardless of difference or disability.
Growth – To be the best I can be
Continuous growth which brings fulfilment and happiness.
Regard – To be treated with unconditional positive regard.
Unconditional genuine, acceptance and support to another person, irrespective of their past or what he or she is saying or doing.
When these four core rights are not satisfied, people will communicate unhappiness, often using negative reactions. These reactions can be directed inwardly with depression, self-harm, or substance abuse or outwardly by having negative reactions, hurting others emotionally and/or physically.
HRP explains the power of these rights and the detrimental effects on individuals when they are not met. HRP then further explores what we can do to meet individuals unmet needs by using positive strategies.
Since its inception, FSG has been promoting and integrating HRP’s core rights. No matter what task staff are employed to do, policy and procedures reflect HRP values. HRP has become the foundation of how we interact with the each other, the community and the people we walk alongside.
Feedback from HRP Workshops
“On the 19th February 2014, Vicki Batten and Annette Osborne from FSG Australia presented HRP to 62 staff from the Ballina District Community Services Inc. This philosophy was in keeping with our ‘strengths based’ practice but it took us further along the path of true person centeredness. Many of staff stated that they been truly inspired by the presentation and it has been good to see the principles of what they learned being applied in their work.”
Diane – Ballina District Community Services Association
Some of our accredited Human Rights in Practice trainers
Vicki Batten Chief Executive Officer
Having worked in the area of Community and Children services for over thirty years, Vicki is a genuine expert in her discipline. To support her practical experience, Vicki has a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Psychology, Certificate in Development & Learning (Early childhood), Certificate in Human Development (pre-school), Diploma of Management and Diploma of Professional Counselling. Vicki is on a number of Boards with NFP community organisations, a member of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Legacy board, a member of the Professional Counselling Association of Australia and a member of the Southern Cross University Community Reference Group to name a few.
Annette Osborne Executive Manager – Service Delivery
Annette has worked in the community sector for over 18 years and holds a Certificate 111 and Diploma of Disability and a Diploma of Management. She is passionate in Human Rights and as such is one of the lead trainers for Human Rights in Practice.
Perry Cross FSG Board Member
Perry Cross is an inspirational Australian. A C2 quadriplegic, Perry suffered from a significant spinal injury in 1994 when he was just 19 years old. Since the accident, Perry has focused on living a busy and fulfilling life ensuring he contributes to the discovery of a cure for paralysis through his own foundation ‘The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation’. Perry achieved Runner-up, International Communicator of the Year (1996), Young Queenslander of the Year (1997), Young Australian of the Year – Finalist (1999) an the first Australian quadriplegic to complete a university degree on campus, graduating with a Bachelor of Communications (Business) from Bond University (2000).