Our Silver Award Report
What are the children’s rights?
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC, is the basis of all of Unicef’s work. It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.
The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights. Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.
How can parents support children with learning rights?
- Take the time to ask your child what he/she has learnt recently regarding children’s rights
- Discuss the ideas learned in class, and try to think of examples from your own experiences, or from the media, of rights being respected or denied.
- Discuss how your child or your family can promote respect for rights, or help those whose rights have been violated.
- Model using rights related language with your children.
- Ask your child’s opinion on children’s rights
Our Rights Respecting Team
Our school council at St Joseph's are also our Rights Respecting Team. They have an active role in promoting children’s understanding of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.