Rights of the Child

Together with relationships, promoting and protecting the Rights of the Child are at the heart of what we do

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

We officially achieved the Unicef rights Respecting Schools Award in February 2016

Article 1

Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the Convention.

Article 2

The Convention applies to every child whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say, no matter what type of family they come from.

Article 3

The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all actions concerning children.

In a rights respecting setting children, practitioners, and parents are expected to respect the rights of others. The Convention on the Rights of the Child identifies a wide range of responsible people involved in the development of a child. Although governments are the principal duty bearers in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, there are also obligations placed on parents, families, legal guardians, carers and communities when it comes to supporting children to grow and develop as unique individuals.

Our aim is to foster a broad understanding by the whole community, including parents and carers, of the UNCRC and why the setting is implementing it .

Article 42 (knowledge of rights)
Governments must make the Convention
known to children and adults.

We officially achieved the Unicef rights Respecting Schools Award in February 2016. We endeavour to further  embed the principles of the articles in our practise and approach; to increase children’s well-being, protect and promote children’s rights and increase parental involvement with their children’s development and learning.