The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a Unicef UK programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. We work with thousands of schools across the country to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.

Schools work with us on a journey to become fully Rights Respecting. The Award recognises a school's achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or UNCRC) into practice within the school and beyond. Find out how to get started on the rights-respecting journey.

“After 16 years as a headteacher...I cannot think of anything else we have introduced that has had such an impact.” Headteacher in RRSA school.

Register today to begin your rights-respecting journey.

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Read more about the Award

Find out about Day for Change, Unicef's fundraising initiative for schools

Read about Unicef UK's School Campaign Network

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Pupil at Swinton Primary, a Level 2 Rights Respecting school, in Glasgow.© Unicef UK/14/Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert