United Nations convention on the rights of the child
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, or the UNCRC for short is made up of 54 different articles (or things). The words in the UNCRC ‘articles’ are important because they are promises from adults to children.
Some of the rights in the UNCRC include:
- Your right to have your say, be listened to and taken seriously when decisions are made that affect you (Article 12)
- Your right to education (Article 28)
- Your right to relax and play (Article 31)
These rights and the rest of the rights outlined in the UNCRC are so important. They are there to help make sure children and young people grow up healthy and safe and that their views are taken into consideration in decisions that affect them.