Children's Rights

Lindfieldqualitymarks3The Lindfield is a UNICEF

Rights Respecting School.



What are children’s rights?

The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured, and they are able to thrive.

Our Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values through the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) into daily school life, and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives, and to be responsible, active citizens.

The Award is based on principles of:

equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation

and takes a whole-school approach to Children’s Rights education, which can be defined as:

1. Learning about rights for the whole school community through training, curriculum, assemblies, topics, focus days/weeks, displays.

2. Learning through rights by modelling rights respecting language and attitudes and making strategic decisions that involve our students.

3. Learning for rights by developing as rights respecting citizens through participation, empowerment and action.

This is taught within an overall context of education as a right.​

Following an assessment by UNICEF in November 2019, The Lindfield were given the Gold RRSA award. You can read more about RRSA in the quality marks area of our website. We are hoping to be re-accredited in November 2022.

All children have rights: the Lindfield School Community are helping to protect them. Lindfield students have been  promoting children's rights and UNICEF's Global Goals for sustainable development through:

Money for Mozambique

Soccer Aid

Our own charter on Girls' Rights

Climate change enrichment activities

Aid for Ukraine

Our RRSA Steering Committee have chosen the following SDSs and Rights to focus on:

SDGs for everyone: 1, 3, 5, 6, 13

CRCs for everyone: 2, 12, 22, 23, 24, 28

CRCs for extended Learning: 8, 14, 17, 27, 29, 30, 31, 39

Please click here for further information on our focus SDGs and CRCs 

Sustanable Development Goals (SDGs)

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRCs)

What Lindfield students say about Children's Rights.

The Southfield Trust Children's Rights Policy

TLS RRSA Gold award report 2019.

Assembly on Children's RightsMany of our assemblies are linked to Children's Rights. Please see the assemblies area of our website for a full list.




















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