The United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)applies to all children and young people aged 17 and under. The Convention isseparated into 54 ‘articles’: most give children social, economic, cultural orcivil and political rights; while others set out how governments must publiciseor implement the Convention.
Whatis the UNCRC?
All children and young people up to the age of 18 years have all therights in the Convention. Some groups of children and young people – forexample those living away from home, and young disabled people – haveadditional rights to make sure they are treated fairly and their needs are met.
The UK ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on 16December 1991. That means the UK government now has to make sure that everychild has all the rights outlined in the treaty except in those areas where thegovernment has entered a specific reservation.
A convention is an agreement between countries to obey the same law.When the government of a country ratifies a convention, that means it agrees toobey the rules set out in that convention.
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