Unicef Rights Respecting School Award
At Shaftesbury Park, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is at the heart of our policies, practise and ethos. We are aiming to be reaccredited as a Gold-level RR school, having been accredited at Level 2 in 2015!
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the mostly widely ratified human rights treaty in history and it underpins all of the work carried out by Unicef, the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. Unicef work with families, local communities, partners and governments in more than 190 countries to help every child to survive and thrive. The CRC sets out the rights of every person under 18 and how those rights should be met. These include:
- The right to good quality health care, clean water and nutritious food.
- The right take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities
- The responsibility of governments to protect children from dangerous work that might harm their health or education.
At Shaftesbury Park, children’s understanding of their rights has been developed through our following of relevant Classroom, Playtime and Lunchtime Charters. We also seek to embed the CRC into our curriculum as widely as possible. Our children feel empowered to act as global citizens and uphold the rights of others.
For further information on the CRC and the work carried out by Unicef you can visit www.unicef.org.uk
Here are our school charters: