Children and Young People’s rights

Children and young people have the same general human rights as adults and also specific rights that recognize their special needs. Children are neither the property of their parents nor are they helpless objects of charity. They are human beings and are the subject of their own rights.

The rights that must be realised for children to develop to their full potential are set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) - UNICEF UK.

The Convention offers a vision of the child as an individual and as a member of a family and community, with rights and responsibilities appropriate to his or her age and stage of development. By recognizing children's rights in this way, the Convention firmly sets the focus on the whole child.

The Convention recognizes the fundamental human dignity of all children and the urgency of ensuring their well-being and development. It makes clear the idea that a basic quality of life should be the right of all children, rather than a privilege enjoyed by a few.

To hear more about what we are doing here in Nottingham to make children’s rights a reality get in touch with our team , or read more about Child rights and why they matter - UNICEF.