Rights Respecting Schools


We have been awarded recognition of commitment from unicef UK!

The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a Unicef UK programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. We work with thousands of schools across the country to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.

Schools work with us on a journey to become fully Rights Respecting. The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or UNCRC) into practice within the school and beyond. Find out how to get started on the rights-respecting journey.

What does the Award involve?
Schools involved in the Rights Respecting Schools Award work towards recognition that they have embedded children and young people’s rights in their school’s practice and ethos. Schools are required to implement four evidence-based standards that cover the leadership of the school, knowledge and understanding of children’s rights, ethos and relationships and the empowerment of children and young people.

There are three levels to the Award:sj-68

  • Recognition of Commitment (ROC)
  • Level 1
  • Level 2

The journey to Level 2, the highest award granted by Unicef UK, can take three to four years. Level 1 and Level 2 awards are valid for three years, after which time schools must be re-assessed.

Find out more visit http://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/