H) Children’s rights

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international human rights treaty which grants all children and young people a comprehensive set of rights, including the right to express their views and have them taken into account in all matters affecting them (article 12); the right to play, rest and leisure (article 31) and the right to protection from all forms of violence (article 19).

The Convention is separated into 54 articles or sections covering different aspects of childhood and rights and freedoms.

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A series of lesson plans on children’s rights for ages 8–10. (by Oxfam)
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Explore the difference between wants, needs, and rights with this series of lessons for ages 8–10. Activities include designing a poster, debating the issues, and writing letters in support of children’s rights. Designed for English and Literacy teaching and the National Literacy Strategy. This series of lessons show how easy it is to incorporate issues of Global Citizenship into Literacy teaching and how these ideas can be used to develop Literacy skills.  6 Oct 2011 07:53 jose luis regojo
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Children’s Legal Centre
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Lawyers can give advice on all issues relating to children.  30 Jul 2011 05:01 jose luis regojo
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Children’s Rights Officers and Advocates
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Children’s rights officers and advocates for children and young people in contact with social services.  30 Jul 2011 05:02 jose luis regojo
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Child soldiers:FILM + LESSON PLAN: IN CONVERSATION WITH ISHMAEL BEAH
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Ishmael Beah was 13 years old when he became a child solider in Sierra Leone. This collection of short films was made when he visited Amnesty in 2008 and told his story to an audience of secondary school students  2 Sep 2013 13:09 jose luis regojo
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Connexions Direct
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Instant, confidential telephone or online advice on anything that affects teenagers.  30 Jul 2011 05:03 jose luis regojo
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Howard League for Penal Reform
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Campaigns for an end to the use of prison for children and improved treatment of children in the penal system.  30 Jul 2011 05:04 jose luis regojo
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NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
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The UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.  30 Jul 2011 05:05 jose luis regojo
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Refugee Council
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Offers support and advice to unaccompanied refugee children.  30 Jul 2011 05:06 jose luis regojo
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The Equality Act
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Take a look at this microsite and download their children and young people's guide to the Equality Act 2010, written with assistance from Karon Monaghan QC from Matrix Chambers -  30 Jul 2011 04:56 jose luis regojo
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'The Human Rights Act: Our Stories'
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Human Rights Stories which will demonstrate the wide scope that human rights have to better the lives of people from every part of society.  30 Jul 2011 05:10 jose luis regojo
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Voice
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Offers advice and support to children and young people in care and in custody and to young asylum-seekers.  30 Jul 2011 05:07 jose luis regojo
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