UNCRC – Rights of the Child

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a legally-binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities.

The UNCRC consists of 54 articles that set out children’s rights and how governments should work together to make them available to all children.

Since it was adopted by the United Nations in November 1989, 194 countries have signed up to the UNCRC, with only two countries in the world still to ratify. All countries that sign up to the UNCRC are bound by international law to ensure it is implemented. This is monitored by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Under the terms of the convention, governments are required to meet children’s basic needs and help them reach their full potential. Central to this is the acknowledgment that every child has basic fundamental rights. These include the right to:

  • life, survival and development
  • protection from violence, abuse or neglect
  • an education that enables children to fulfil their potential
  • be raised by, or have a relationship with, their parents
  • express their opinions and be listened to.

The RAISE  team have been working on projects around the UNCRC – United Nations Convention Rights of the Child.

Mannequins- A group of young people designed and made mannequins based around rights that they felt passionate about.

Badge Competition– Many schools around Liverpool took part in a badge competition, designing badges around different rights.

Poster- A steering group of young people helped design a new UNCRC poster.

The RAISE Team have developed a workshop and assembly about the rights of the child. If your school is interested in delivering workshops about the Rights or being involved in the project please email us.