Rights Respecting School
“The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential. The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying.”
What is a Rights Respecting School?
UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Fund, is the world’s leading organisation for children. Their work is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which outlines the rights of every child regardless of who they are and where they live, to grow up safe, happy and healthy.
The links below provide information about the Rights available to all children. Also more about UNICEF and the work it does to support all children across the world.