The UK Government ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991. However, over 20 years later, child rights are still not a reality for many children living in the UK. This is wrong.
UNICEF UK believes that making the Convention part of UK law would give powerful protection to children, ensuring that all children living in the UK, no matter who they are or where they’re from, have their rights realised.
Children have clearly told us that they want their rights to be enforceable in the UK courts. We take every opportunity to achieve real change for children by calling for their rights to be part of the law across the UK.