Introducing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Children do not lose their human rights by virtue of passing through the school gates.
The Rights Respecting Schools Award and the CRC
The Rights Respecting Schools Award supports schools to embed the Convention in their practice to improve wellbeing and help all children and young people to realise their potential.
The Award takes a whole school approach to child rights and human rights education. Child rights education can be defined as learning about rights, through rights and for rights within a context of education as a right.
It aims to build the capacity of children and young people as rights-holders to claim their rights, and the capacity of adults as duty bearers to fulfill their obligations. Child rights education helps adults, children and young people to work together. In this way it provides the space and encouragement for the meaningful participation and sustained civic engagement of children and young people.
The CRC in other languages
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child exists in other languages:
- Find the CRC in 58 languages here
- Order a copy of the CRC in Braille here
* Sourced from Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland