UNCRC – A list of Children’s Rights
Everyone under 18 has these rights.
All children have these rights no matter what.
Everyone who works with children should always do what is best for each child.
The government should make sure that all these rights are available to all children.
Governments should help parents to help you to know about and use children’s rights as you grow up.
You have the right to life and to grow up to be healthy.
Your right to a name and nationality.
The government should respect your right to a name, nationality and family.
Your right to be with your parents if this is what’s best for you.
Your right to see your family if they live in another country
Your right not to be taken out of the country illegally.
Your right to say what you think should happen and be listened to.
Your right to have information.
Your right to follow your own religion.
Your right to meet with friends and join groups and clubs.
Your right to have privacy.
Your right to honest information from newspapers and television that you can understand.
Both parents share responsibility for bringing up their children, and they should always think about what is best for each child.
You should not be harmed and should be looked after and kept safe.
You should be looked after properly if you can’t live with your own family.
Your right to live in the best place for you if you can’t live with your parents.
Refugee children have the same rights as children born in Wales.
Your right to special care and support if you have a disability so that you can lead a full and independent life.
Your right to good food and water and to see a doctor if you are ill.
Children who are not living with their families should be checked on regularly to make sure they are okay.
The right to extra money if your family hasn’t got enough to live on.
Your right to a good standard of living.
Your right to learn and go to school.
Your right to become the best that you can be.
Your right to use your own language.
Your right to relax and play.
You should be protected from work that is dangerous.
You should be protected from dangerous drugs.
The government should protect children from sexual abuse.
You have a right not to be sold.
You should be protected from doing things that could harm you.
Your right to be treated fairly if you break the law.
Children should be protected during a war and not allowed to fight in the army if they are under 15.
Children should get special help if they have been abused.
Your right to legal help if you have been accused of breaking the law.
If the laws in your country protect you better than the rights in this list, those laws should stay.
The government must let children and families know about children’s rights