What is the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child?

UNCRC is a statement of children’s rights and the most widely established human rights treaty in history.

The UNCRC 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.

Children and young people have lots of opportunities to participate in wider school life by joining groups and committees.

All children and young people have the right to have their voice heard in matters that affect them. There is a range of ways this can happen; various approaches are included in Staged Intervention, Involving Children and Young People.

The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland works to protect the rights of children and young people.

Last updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:55 PM