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Children's Rights

All children have rights. Do you know what they are?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) sets out the fundamental rights for children. It’s a complete statement of children’s rights and outlines the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights that all children are entitled to. 

These rights can be categorised as: 

  • survival rights
  • protection rights
  • developmental rights
  • participation rights

The UNCRC is the most widely ratified treaty in the world and its 54 articles cover all aspects of a child’s life and take into account the best interests of children.

All of the rights are: 

  • universal
  • inalienable
  • indivisible
  • interdependent

We need to make sure that everyone knows what children’s rights are and that we recognise, respect, support and promote them.

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27 Jan 2022

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