All young people and staff at Parc Prison are aware of children’s rights under the UNCRC.
Young people learn about their rights and are encouraged to have their say on matters that affect them. Staff are expected to refer to children’s rights at relevant opportunities.
Staff at Parc feel that a rights-based approach has benefited both the young people and themselves.
Hillside is a Secure Children’s Home located in the town of Neath Port Talbot, in Wales. Read this case study to learn how young people have a say within this secure setting:
South Wales Police
We’ve delivered a training session with South Wales Police’s Gold command: its senior police leaders.
They have committed to embedding a Children’s Rights Approach in their work, and have developed a children’s rights charter, with the support of young people from Pentrehafod school and Hillside Secure Unit. The charter shows how they’ll uphold and promote their human rights.
We’re also working with them to develop their participation strategy.
Here is a poster of the children’s rights charter –
SWP have also created a video that shows the 7 rights young people have when they come in contact with the police, including when they have been a victim of a crime or accused of breaking the law.
Officers, staff and volunteers are all expected to abide by the charter’s promises whenever they come into contact with young people.
Here is a link to the Children’s Charter Launch video –
Gwynedd and Anglesey Youth Justice Service
Gwynedd and Anglesey Youth Justice Service have been embedding children and young people’s rights into all aspects of their work. Click on the link below to know how they’ve embedded the principles: