Here at Catch22 Oxford Include School, we can proudly share that we are a part of the UNICEFs Rights Respecting School initiative and have achieved a Bronze Rights committed Award. It is not stopping here as we now are on a journey to reach a Silver Rights Aware Award. Our aim is to then achieve Gold: Rights Respecting Award, which then means we have become a fully Rights Respecting School.
What is a Rights Respecting School?
A Rights Respecting School Award is an initiative run by UNICEF, UK. The initiative encourages schools to embed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child within their ethos and curriculum.
‘UNCEF 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.’ This was quote was resourced from UNICEF’s website. For more information please follow this link: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/the-rrsa/about-the-rrsa/
What is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a Human Rights Treaty. It has 54 articles that sets out the Civil, Political, Economic, Social, Health and Cultural rights of children. The Convention defines a child as a person under the age of eighteen years. The nations that ratify this Convention are bound to it by International Law.