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Children’s Rights

In 1989 the world made a set of promises to children when it adopted ‘The Convention on the Rights of the Child’. The CRC is a major milestone in the effort to achieve a world fit for children. It has inspired changes in laws to better protect children, changed the way international organisations work and helped to protect children during conflicts.


The rights that the children will be learning about in school are:


The right to education

The right to be safe

The right to good health

The right to relax and play

The right to be cared for and respected no matter who you are or where you come from

The right to be heard


Download a summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

To find out more about RRSA (Rights Respecting School Award) and children’s rights click on the link below.