Surely with rights comes responsibility?
The Convention defines a ‘child’ as a person below the age of 18. Anyone above that age is known as a duty-bearer. Children are not responsible for upholding their rights, a five-year-old for example, can not be responsible for ensuring that they are not kidnapped or physically abused. Duty-bearers are responsible for teaching children about their rights, and for upholding them. Children are responsible for RESPECTING their rights, and the rights of others.
How can I get Involved?
We have a child-led steering group at school and would welcome any involvement from parents or carers. It is not a massive commitment, more an opportunity to support the children in developing a rights-respecting ethos through attending 1 or 2 meetings across the year.
Please contact the RRS leads if you would like to get involved or for any further information: