UNICEF Rights Respecting Presentations

We are a Unicef Rights Respecting School and are currently working towards the gold award.

Children's rights play a huge part in the daily life of our school with our children, staff and parents learning about the rights of the child via UNICEF Articles of the Week and we regularly recognise our Duty Bearers in our school celebration assemblies and in our displays around school.

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September 24th's article's of the week are: Article 28 – The Right to Education

Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child.


Article 29 – Goals of Education

Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.



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May 10th's article's of the week are:

  • Article 9: Separation from parents

  • All children have the right to live with a family who cares for them. A child or young person must not be separated from their parents unless it is in their best interests (for example if a parent is hurting or neglecting a child). Children whose parents have separated have the right to stay in contact with both parents unless this could cause them harm.

Article 20: Children unable to live with their family

  • If a child or young person cannot be looked after by their immediate family the government must give them special protection and assistance. This includes making sure the child is provided with alternative care that is continuous and respects the child’s culture, language and religion.



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April 26th's article's of the week are:

Article 6: Every child has the right to life.

Governments must do all they can to ensure children survive and develop to their full potential.

Article 24: 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 wellbeing so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this


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March 25th's article's of the week are:

Article 12 - Respect for the views of children

Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. This right always applies, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.

Article 13 - Freedom of Expression

Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.


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November 25th's article's of the week are:

Article 32 - Protection from Harmful Work

Governments must protect children from economic exploitation and work that is dangerous or might harm their health, development or education. Governments must set a minimum age for children to work and ensure that work conditions are safe and appropriate.

Article 35 - Prevention of Sale and Trafficking

Governments must protect children from being abducted, sold or moved illegally to a different place in or outside their country for the purpose of exploitation.


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November 18th's article of the week is:

Article 16 – The right to privacy

Every child has the right to privacy. The law should protect the child’s private, family and home life, including protecting children from unlawful attacks that harm their reputation.






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November 12th's article of the week is:

A focus on the Definition of a child and Article 4 – Making rights real

Article 1 – Definition of a child: All children under 18 have all the rights in the Convention

Article 4 – Making rights real: Governments must do all they can to make sure every child can enjoy their rights by creating systems and passing laws that promote and protect children’s rights.




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November 5th's article of the week is:

A focus on anti bullying week and articles that relate to anti bullying

Article 2 - Non-discrimination The Convention applies 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 12 - Respect for the views of the child Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. This right always applies, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.

Article 19 - Protection from violence, abuse and neglect Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.


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October 29th's article of the week is:

Article 6 – life, survival and development

Every child has the right to life.

Governments must do all they can to ensure that children survive and develop to their full potential.












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October 22nd's article of the week is:

Article 8 Protection and Preservation of Identity


Every child has the right to an identity. Governments must respect and protect that right, and prevent the child’s name, nationality or family relationships from being changed unlawfully.










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October 16th's article of the week is:

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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October 8th's article of the week is:

Article 24 - Health Care - ensures that 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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October 1st's article of the week is:

Article 13 - Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, if it is within the law.

Governments must do everything they can to protect the right to express thoughts and opinions and access information.






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September 24th's article of the week is:

Article 38 - Governments must not allow children under the age of 15 to take part in war or join the armed forces.

Governments must do everything they can to protect and care for children affected by war and armed conflicts.






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September 17th's article of the week is:

Article 45 – Unicef can provide expert advice and assistance on children’s rights.





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September 11th's article of the week is:

Article 3 - Best interests of the child


The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children.




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July the 2nd' article of the week is:

Article 29 – the goals of education


Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment.



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June the 30th's article of the week is:

Article 23 - A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity, and as far as possible, independence, and to play an active part in their community.


Governments must do all they can to support disabled children and their families.


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June the 17th's article of the week is:

Article 30 - Minority or indigenous groups, culture, language and religion

Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family whether or not these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live.



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June the 11th's article of the week is:

Article 30 - Minority or indigenous groups, culture, language and religion

Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family whether or not these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live.



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June the 3rd's article of the week is:

Article 42 - knowledge of rights

Governments must actively work to make sure children and adults know about the Convention.


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May the 27th's article of the week is:

Article 19 – Protection from violence, abuse and neglect

Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.



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May the 20th's article of the week is:

Article 15 – Freedom of association

Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.



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May the 12th's article of the week is:

Article 28 – the right to education

Every child has the right to an education.

Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child.

Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity and their rights.

Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.



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May the 6th's article of the week is:

Article 14 – Freedom of thought, belief and religion.


Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up.




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May the 1st's article of the week is:

Article 7 – birth registration, name, nationality, care


Every child has the right to be registered at birth, to have a name and nationality, and, as far as possible, to know and be cared for by their parents.





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April the 22nd's article of the week is:

Article 12 – Respect for the views of the child


Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.

This right applies at all times, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.



-Updated Sept 2021