UNCRC – Children’s Rights

UNCRC stands for United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

It’s a list of children’s rights that all children and young people, everywhere in the world have, no matter who they are, where they live or what they believe in.

The UNCRC has 54 articles in it, 42 rights are for children and young people up to 18 years of age. The others are all about how governments and adults should work together to make sure children and young people can access their rights.

Children’s rights are all the things that children and young people need to make sure that they are safe, have the things they need to survive and develop, and have a say in decisions that affect their lives.

If you want to read more about the UNCRC in Wales visit the‘Children’s Rights in Wales’ website.

In 2011 Wales became the first country in the UK to make the UNCRC part of its domestic law. You can read more about this ground-breaking measure here.