Recognising and realising children’s rights

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a comprehensive and internationally binding agreement on the rights of children. It is based on equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.

A rights respecting school is an environment where children's rights are taught, observed, respected, protected and promoted.

Our ambition is to ensure that every child and young person in our learning communities experiences this. A number of our schools are part of the Rights Respecting Schools Award programme which guides schools through a journey of recognising children's rights with levels of awards from Bronze to Gold.