RRSA Conference 2024

How we create change for children

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The online event will explore school leadership within the framework of child rights education, aimed specifically at school leaders and those leading RRSA work in their setting.

The half day event will take place on 3 October from 930 to 1230.

Speakers and programme details will be announced in due course.

About this event

This year we will come together on October 3 to explore how we create change for children through child rights education. We will celebrate our shared journey to embed children’s rights into school life and to celebrate the work we do each day to empower children and young people through their rights.

The conference is open to teachers and other staff from schools already involved in RRSA but will be particularly relavent for those working in a leadership roles or those leading RRSA work in their setting. It is also suitable for those as well as those looking to find out more about the programme and professionals in the field of rights-based education.

The conference will be held on 3 October 2024. It will be running from 09:30 – 12:30 (UK time). Attendees can join for the whole event or only attend slots of their choice. Please check the website for more details on speakers and the full timetable. The programme is subject to change.

The conference will be run as a Microsoft Teams Live event. Attendees can participate via live Q&A chat function with speakers and UNICEF UK RRSA staff available on the call to respond.

For any questions please contact [email protected].

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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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