Sadly, we often hear from au pairs who experience having their rights violated, and in some cases from au pairs who do not feel safe in their host families. In the latter case especially, we urge you to get in touch with our au pair counsellors. On the page, you can read about the rights that cover you and the best practices for handling violations of the au pair scheme’s rules, threatening situations and similar concerns.
Au Pair Network offers counselling if you have experienced a violation -- this could be of your rights to allowance, working conditions or other types of harassment. But what is a violation exactly? And where else can you get help?