New child friendly resources on children's rights
Children's Rights Alliance for England has launched two publications for children and young people on how well the UK is respecting children’s rights.
Funded by the UK Department for Education, the two pamphlets summarise the Concluding Observations – the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s verdict on how well the UK is respecting children’s rights - in child-friendly language. One is aimed at younger children aged between 7 and 11 years and the other for children aged between 12 and 17 years. The new UK Minister for Children and Families, Robert Goodwill has written a foreword.
Children’s Rights Alliance for England worked with children at Hove Junior School and the Change it! steering group to co-produce the summaries to ensure they are accessible to children of different age groups. Children and young people can use the resources to find out how well the UK Government is doing on a range of issues relating to children’s rights including making sure that children have a decent place to live, are kept safe, have a good education and are listened to.
Download the summary for 7-11 year-olds here.
Download the summary for 12-17 year-olds here.
Please note only English versions of these documents are available.