Learning about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

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What are “rights”? Rights are things every child should have or be able to do.

Who has these rights? Every child. All children have the same rights. Which rights are the most important? All of the rights are connected to each other and are equally important.

Can the rights of the child be taken away? No, the rights of the child cannot be taken away - these are universal, unconditional, indivisible, inalienable and inherent.

Who are “duty bearers” for children’s rights? We all are. Everyone who works with children, parents, carers, people in society, the government and children themselves, all have a duty to make sure children know about their rights, that these are adhered to and these are protected.

What does it mean to be a “Rights Respecting School”? The pupils and their rights are at the heart of Abbey Court School. At school, pupils are supported to learn about their rights and know that they have a voice that will be listened to. Everyone is respected and expected to show respect to others.

At Abbey Court, we celebrate the rights of the child every day! This is embedded in everything we do. For more information on Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award, please look on the website: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/