The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.
The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond. The Rights Respecting School Award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and as a school we have seen a positive impact on relationships and wellbeing, that has lead to better learning and behavior, improved academic standards and less bullying.