Children's Rights - Lindfield School
The Lindfield is a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.
What are children’s rights?
Children’s human rights are protected by an international law called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the U-N-C-R-C).
There are 54 rights – called ‘Articles’ in the UNCRC. The UK, like most of the countries in the world, has signed up to this law. This means that the government has agreed to do all it can to make sure children and young people have all their rights, which include the right:
• to have a say in the decisions that affect them
• to life, survival and development
• to have their best interests come first
• to not be discriminated against because of gender, sexuality, religion or race.
The Lindfield School is committed to:
- Teaching and Learning about rights: for the whole school community through training, curriculum, assemblies, topics, focus days/weeks, displays
- Teaching and Learning through rights: by modelling rights respecting language and attitudes and making strategic decisions that involve students
- Being ambassadors for the rights of others: developing as rights respecting citizens through participation, empowerment and action
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.
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.