Rights Respecting School

Rights Respecting School

rrsa-roc-logoIn 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, also known as the CRC or UNCRC. The Convention changed the way children are viewed and treated – in other words, as human beings with a distinct set of rights instead of as passive objects of care and charity.

These rights describe what a child needs to survive, grow, and live up to their potential in the world. They apply equally to every child, no matter who they are or where they come from.

UNICEF UK provides support and guidance to Schools who want to adopt the UNCRC and make it part of the school’s ethos. Where schools achieve this they are awarded the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA). The RRSA seeks to put a children’s rights approach at the heart of a school’s culture and ethos to help all children realise their potential.

Winchelsea School and RRSA
We have achieved our ‘Recognition of Commitment Award’ and are working towards our ‘Level One Award’.

For more information about the work we do in school please visit our Newsletter page.

Further Reading:
Rights Respecting Schools – Simplified Convention
About the Rights Respecting School Award (Unicef website)