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Rights Respecting Schools Award

 

In 1989, governments across the world adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), recognising that all children have the right to be treated with dignity and fairness, to be protected, to develop to their full potential and to participate.
The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture. The award is based on principles of equity, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. It recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a schools practice to improve wellbeing and help all children realise their potential. A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.
We have already undertaken some good work on Children’s Rights and this session we will be building on this to work towards achieving the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award.
Accreditation is achieved by an external assessment process and is broken down into three stages
·         Recognition of Commitment
·         Level 1
·         Level 2
Commitment to final assessment at Level 2 can take up to four years. This will therefore be an-going process for us all in Lorne Street Primary and we will value your support as we take this forward.
Further information can be obtained from visiting the following websites