UNCRC Symbols Resource

A group of primary school children doing a task

This resource communicates children’s rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) using symbols and simplified text.

Designed to be used by educators, support workers, and other professionals working with children and young people, it aims to enhance children and young people’s understanding of their rights and how they can relate to their everyday lives.

The resource has been produced in a joint project by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, and the Children’s Commissioners for Scotland and England.

Who is the resource aimed at?

Children and young people who are non-verbal, have speech and language difficulties, additional support needs, or very young children.

However, the resource is flexible, and can be used in many ways to teach a variety of children and young people about the UNCRC.

Why should I use it in my school?

  • To give all children an opportunity to fully engage in learning about their rights
  • It can be used in lots of ways to suit the needs of a variety of pupils
  • It’s free

How do I use it?

It’s completely up to you, but we’ve put some ideas together to get you started.

Where can I get the resource?

It’s available to download here:

UNCRC Articles – A4 cards

UNCRC Articles – 85x110mm cards

A2 poster

Information sheet

More information

If you’d like more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.