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Rights and Responsibilities Team

Our Rights and Responsibilities Committee is new and are currently working towards our Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award.


‘The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. Their Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.


Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as our guide, UNICEF is working with more UK schools than almost any other organisation. Over 1.6 million children in the UK go to a Rights Respecting School and nearly 5,000 schools up and down the country are working through the Award. Schools work with us on a journey to become fully Rights Respecting.’


You can watch an introductory video here.

The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.


Becoming a Rights Respecting School is about more than achieving specific criteria. It is about embedding a child rights approach into all aspects of school life. There are two conditions that we believe underpin RRSA success: 


  • Having the commitment needed to become a Rights Respecting School

  • The resources in place to support this commitment

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