Rights Respecting Schools

In 1989, UN General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which sets out the human rights of every person under 18.  It recognises that all children have the right to be treated with dignity and fairness, to be protected, to develop to their full potential and to participate.
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The Convention is a set of 54 articles that apply to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity,  gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background (Article 2)..
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We are a Bronze Level Rights Respecting School.  This means that we showed a commitment to becoming fully ‘Rights Respecting’.  We are on a journey to become a Silver Level school next session, which means we will be ‘Rights Aware’.
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To become more ‘Rights Aware’, our weekly assemblies are planned around the world’s Global Goals.  This is a set of 17 goals that were agreed by all the world leaders in 2015.  We aim to achieve them across the world by 2030.  The UNCRC articles that are linked to each goal will be explored each week.
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For example, when looking at Global Goals 1  and 2- ‘No Poverty’ and ‘No Hunger’- we will make links to UNCRC Articles 24, 26 and 27.
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ARTICLE 24- health and health services
Every child has the right to the best possible health.  Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy.  Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
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ARTICLE 26- social security
Every child has the right to benefit from social security.  Governments must provide social security, including financial support and other benefits, to families in need of assistance.
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ARTICLE 27- adequate standard of living
Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and social needs and support their development.  Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this.
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