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Children’s Rights

Children and young people have 42 rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

These 42 rights give children and young people what they need to grow up happily, healthily and safely.

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.


Read a summary of every right

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Sing our rights song

Read our guide for parents


Download our rights poster for primary schools

Download our rights poster for secondary schools

Download our UNCRC symbols resource

Go to our resources section

A Children’s Rights Approach

Learn about our UNCRC framework for working with children