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Welcome to our UNICEF page.

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation for children and their rights.

In 1989, governments across the world promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The rights are international law. All the countries in the world have signed to make this domestic law in their country (except for two).


UNICEF – The Rights

These rights describe what a child needs to survive, grow and live up to their potential in the world.

They apply equally to every child, no matter who they are or where they come from.

All children have rights, even those affected by conflict or emergencies.

The Rights at Riverside Primary

At Riverside Primary, we have already begun our journey towards becoming a Rights Respecting School. We have already been awarded our Bronze and will now be working towards achieving our Silver Award.

What is a Rights Respecting School?

A Rights Respecting School puts the CRC (Convention on the Rights of the Child) at the heart of a school’s culture and ethos to improve wellbeing and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their fullest potential.

Why do you need to know?

All children have these rights and we have to respect them. There are no conditions attached to them. They cannot be taken away.

Children are the ‘rights holders’ and adults are the ‘duty bearers’.