The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC, is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.
The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.
Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.
Further information about the convention, can be found on UNICEF’s website, the only organisation working for children recognised by the Convention.
At Four Lanes, the UNCRC forms the basis of our aims and ethos shaping our policies and practice.
World Refugee Day 20th June 2019
They have no need of our help
So do not tell me
These haggard faces could belong to you or me
Should life have dealt a different hand
We need to see them for who they really are
Chancers and scroungers
Layabouts and loungers
With bombs up their sleeves
Cut-throats and thieves
They are not
We should make them
Go back to where they came from
Share our food
Share our homes
Share our countries
Instead let us
Build a wall to keep them out
It is not okay to say
These are people just like us
A place should only belong to those who are born there
Do not be so stupid to think that
The world can be looked at another way
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Monday 10th December marked the 70th Anniversary of the Convention of Human Rights.
We marked it in school with assemblies and activities that helped us link the world changing convention to the United Nation’s Children’s Rights Charter that underpins all that we do here at school.
The children explored each of the Human rights and decided which they thought had most impact on lives, made posters and how we could ensure we lived by them day to day.
As a UNCRC supporting school, we think this very important petition, launched last week, would be worth sharing with our whole community. Your children will be able to information about the ‘rights of the child’, the UNCRC and how it affects their lives and those of others that live without the rights.