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Your Rights!

We are a Rights Respecting School!

In 1989, governments across the world adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), recognising that all children have the right to be treated with dignity and fairness, to be protected, to develop to their full potential and to participate.

In Llanrhidian we display a "right each month" and use this to promote discussions, lessons and assemblies. Here is our "Rights Calendar".

Month Right 
September To learn and go to school (Article 28)
October To say what you think should happen and be listened to. (Article 12)
November To not be harmed and be looked after and kept safe (Article 36)
December To follow your own religion (Article 14)
January To become the best that you can be (Article 29)
February Everyone who works with children should always do what is best for each child (Article 3)
March To a name and a nationality (Article 7)
April To good food and water and to see a doctor if you are ill. (Article 24)

To a good standard of living ​

(Article 27)

June To relax and play (Article 31)
July To life and be healthy (Article 6)



It is our  School Council's role is to make sure pupils are getting these rights.  If you don't think you are, then please contact your class rep, or tell your teacher.  If you prefer you can let us know using the form below. 

I Need Help With My Rights!

If you want to contact us about your rights, then this is the right form for you. Talk to us! These could be your worries, your ideas or just tell us your thoughts on Children's Rights. Always remember, that if you think you, or another is in a harmful situation, tell a trusted adult immediately. YOU ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO US!

Here is a list of your rights!  

Article 1

Everyone under 18 has these rights.

Article 2

All children have these rights no matter what.

Article 3

Everyone who works with children should always do what is best for each child.

Article 4

The government should make sure that all these rights are available to all children.

Article 5

Governments should help parents to help you to know about and use children’s rights as you grow up.

Article 6

You have the right to life and to grow up to be healthy.

Article 7

Your right to a name and nationality.

Article 8

The government should respect your right to a name, nationality and family.

Article 9

Your right to be with your parents if this is what’s best for you.

Article 10

Your right to see your family if they live in another country

Article 11

Your right not to be taken out of the country illegally.

Article 12

Your right to say what you think should happen and be listened to.

Article 13

Your right to have information.

Article 14

Your right to follow your own religion.

Article 15

Your right to meet with friends and join groups and clubs.

Article 16

Your right to have privacy.

Article 17

Your right to honest information from newspapers and television that you can understand.

Article 18

Both parents share responsibility for bringing up their children, and they should always think about what is best for each child.

Article 19

You should not be harmed and should be looked after and kept safe.

Article 20

You should be looked after properly if you can’t live with your own family.

Article 21

Your right to live in the best place for you if you can’t live with your parents.

Article 22

Refugee children have the same rights as children born in Wales.

Article 23

Your right to special care and support if you have a disability so that you can lead a full and independent life.

Article 24

Your right to good food and water and to see a doctor if you are ill.

Article 25

Children who are not living with their families should be checked on regularly to make sure they are okay.

Article 26

The right to extra money if your family hasn’t got enough to live on.

Article 27

Your right to a good standard of living.

Article 28

Your right to learn and go to school.

Article 29

Your right to become the best that you can be.

Article 30

Your right to use your own language.

Article 31

Your right to relax and play.

Article 32

You should be protected from work that is dangerous.

Article 33

You should be protected from dangerous drugs.

Article 34

The government should protect children from sexual abuse.

Article 35

You have a right not to be sold.

Article 36

You should be protected from doing things that could harm you.

Article 37

Your right to be treated fairly if you break the law.

Article 38

Children should be protected during a war and not allowed to fight in the army if they are under 15.

Article 39

Children should get special help if they have been abused.

Article 40

Your right to legal help if you have been accused of breaking the law.

Article 41

If the laws in your country protect you better than the rights in this list, those laws should stay.

Article 42

The government must let children and families know about children’s rights

Articles 43-54

These articles discuss how governments, and organisations like ours should work to ensure children are protected in their rights.

We've All Got Rights

'We've all got rights' is a fantastic song and animation by children and staff from Crosby High School, a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School in Liverpool.

UNCRC United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - introduction video

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child is an international agreement that protects the human rights of children under the age of 18. This short film that shows how the power of words can make a big difference when changing attitudes towards the UNCRC.

Super Ambassadors Presentation