RRSA online conference

Celebrating change through children's rights

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RRSA members came together on October 5, World Teachers Day, to celebrate their shared journey to embed children’s rights into school life and the work we do each day to empower children and young people through their rights.  

Participants had chance to hear about the work going on around the world and right here in the UK to ensure children’s rights remain central in emergencies, advocacy and education. We will also hear case studies and examples of practice from headteachers and teachers across the UK and come together to reaffirm our shared goal of making children’s rights a reality in UK education.  

The RRSA online conference was open to teachers and other staff from schools already involved in RRSA as well as those looking to find out more about the programme and professionals in the field of rights-based education.  

Recordings and Session Content from 2023

This session on UNICEF’s work in education globally was led by Kate Cotton, Senior Programme Specialist (Education) UNICEF UK.

Introduction from Isobel Mitchell, Professional Adviser RRSA

Session PowerPoint pack

The Child Rights Journey in Scotland with Maxine Jolly, Senior Education Officer, Educate Scotland.

Introduction from Gerry McMurtrie, RRSA Senior Professional Adviser.

Session PowerPoint pack

Safeguarding and tackling child-on-child abuse through the framework of children’s rights with Sarah Lancaster, Head of Safeguarding at UNICEF UK Marielle Burgess and Jenni Girling from Comberton Village Collage.

Session introduced by Katelyn Farrenson, RRSA Professional Adviser

Sarah Lancaster’s PowerPoint presentation

Comberton’s PowerPoint presentation

This session with Rebecca Dallison, Head of Campaigns and Kathy Allan, RRSA Senior Professional Adviser, at UNICEF UK, features campaigning in school case studies from Wesley Davidson from Fareham Academy and Whitney Shore, Chesterton Primary School, Battersea.

Introduction from Jenny Price, RRSA Professional Adviser.

Rebecca’s PowerPoint presentation

Whitney’s PowerPoint presentation

Wesley’s PowerPoint presentation


Practitioners Panel discussion with Martin Russell, Marie Murphy, Shubnam Aziz, Sumana Jain and Ioannis Skarmoutsos.

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