Rights and expectations There are 42 articles in UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Broadly they fall into 4 groups: • Survival: life, shelter, clean/safe environment • Protection: from violence, drugs, exploitation • Development: education, talents, support disability • Participation: have a say, join groups, play .
Rights and expectations Articles which most relate to your day to day lives • a clean and safe environment - Article 24 • food, clothing, a safe place to live - Article 27 • be protected from being hurt and mistreated - Article 19 • help if you are poor or in need - Article 26 • protection from any kind of exploitation - Article 36 • help if you've been hurt, neglected or mistreated - Article 39 • give your opinion and for it to be taken seriously - Article 12 • choose your friends and join groups - Article 15 • good quality education - Article 28 • develop your talents/abilities to the full - Article 29 • play and rest - Article 31 .
Rights and expectations 5 important things to know about your rights: • Intrinsic – belong to you • Inalienable – cannot be taken away • Indivisible – cannot be divided or separated • Universal – apply to all children in all situations • Unconditional – you do not need to earn them .
Rights and expectations 5 other things to remember about your rights: • Others have rights – we must be rights respecting • Best interests – need to be considered • Guidance – from teachers, parents, carers • Purpose – survival, protection, development, participation • Action – speaking up for your rights and those of others .
Rights and expectations Our vision: We have heightened expectations that through “Learning and Courtesy” we can all be: Happy and successfullearners in an inclusive school Our values: Fairness Perseverance Honesty Tolerance Trust Resilience Ambition Participation Our behaviours: Respect for People: we will consider the health, safety and well being of ourselves and others Respect for Learning: we will be on time, on task, trying our best and achieving success Respect for Community: we will have a positive impact in school, locally and in the wider world
Rights and expectations • We were the first City secondary to achieve level 1 of RRSA and want to be the first and the only City secondary to achieve level 2 • We need you to know about your rights and apply this so that your school is a place where all pupils can feel; • safe (survival and protection), • included (participation) and • successful (development) • Recognising how our shared expectations help realise our rights • Recognise what we can each do to help others to realise their rights • Speak up for our rights and speak out against those who are denying us our rights