The UN Convention
on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) 1989 is an international human rights treaty which grants all children and young people a comprehensive set of rights. Children’s rights can be broadly grouped into the following three categories:
Provision rights are about children’s entitlements to the necessary goods, services and resources including a right to play, leisure and warm responsive adults.
Protection rights are to be kept safe from any kind of harm including discrimination.
Participation rights give children opportunities to be actively involved in their own lives and communities and make positive contributions.
For further information on The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, please see the following web site www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/ParentsRights/DG_4003313.