Children stand proudly in front of their Rights Respecting Schools display at Bangabandhu Primary School

Steps to the Award
How to become a Rights Respecting School

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At Unicef UK, we work with thousands of schools across the UK to put children’s rights at the heart of their practice and ethos. The Rights Respecting Schools Award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC or CRC) into practice in your school to improve well-being and help all children and young people realise their potential.

On this section of the website, you can find out what it entails to become a Rights Respecting School. This section offers you all the information you need to implement the Award. It explains how to get started and provides guidance for each stage of the Award: the Recognition of Commitment (ROC), Level 1 and Level 2. You can also read about what an assessment involves, how to get re-accredited at Level 2 if you’ve had the award for more than 3 years and how to take action for children’s rights with Unicef UK.


Becoming A Rights Respecting School: Your Journey