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Silver: Rights Aware FAQs

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You can find our frequently asked questions below. If you have any further questions, take a look at our downloadable Silver Checklist, or email the Central Team at rrsa@unicef.org.uk.

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How long does it take to achieve Silver: Rights Aware?

Schools tend to take between 12 – 18 months, but it depends on each school and the priority RRSA is given within school by the senior leadership team.

What do I do to ensure staff have the right key messages about RRSA, feel confident to teach about the Convention and incorporate it into their teaching?

You can use the guidance documents on this website, attend RRSA training courses that we run across the country, or invite a RRSA trainer into your school to run staff training.

We also have excellent resources to support teaching, and you can use our Teaching and Learning Toolbox to help you.

Is there an accreditation visit for Silver: Rights Aware? How much does it cost?

Yes, a Unicef UK RRSA representative will visit your school to assess whether you have reached Silver: Rights Aware. The cost for the Silver: Rights Aware accreditation visit varies according to the size of your school. Find out more about the costs of the RRSA.

What happens when I think my school is ready to be accredited at Silver: Rights Aware?

Have a look at our Silver checklist to check that you are ready. When you have completed all of the actions, send through your documents to your Professional Adviser and arrange to book a date. Find out who your Professional Adviser is here.

What happens on the Silver: Rights Aware accreditation visit?

Please see the suggested accreditation visit programme for the day, outlining what happens on the accreditation visit. You will be invited to adapt the programme to suit your school day. Find out more about the Silver: Rights Aware accreditation visit.

How long is the Silver: Rights Aware Award valid for?

The Silver: Rights Aware accreditation (and the Gold: Rights Respecting accreditation) is valid for three years.

What happens when we have had the Silver: Rights Aware Award for 3 years?

Most schools are accredited at Gold: Rights Respecting (the final stage of the RRSA) within three years of achieving Silver: Rights Aware. If you don’t think you are quite ready you can be reaccredited at Silver: Rights Aware.