Written in partnership with the NSPCC and the Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE), this programme gives a clear and concise insight into what children’s rights are and how they apply to anyone who comes into contact with children and young people through their work, voluntary or leisure activity.
The programme explains society’s changing attitudes towards children and looks at our values and principles. It introduces the International Convention and what it means in practice and it also suggests what individuals and organisations can do to ensure they uphold children’s rights.
Module one: Overview
This module explains what children’s rights are and why they matter. It explores our attitudes towards children having rights and looks at how they have developed over the years. Finally, this module looks at the difference between children’s human and legal rights.
Module two: Values and principles
This module examines the main values that underpin human rights and it looks at treating children as rights holders. It also discusses how to challenge myths and preconceptions concerning children’s rights.
Module three: Convention on the Rights of the Child
This module looks at the over-arching principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, covering the different types of human rights, the involvement and responsibilities of the UN and children’s commissioners and what they do.
Module four: Promoting and protecting children’s rights
This module is all about actively promoting children’s rights; how to protect them, what you can do in your organisation and what a children’s rights-respecting organisation looks like.
Have you completed the NSPCC EduCare Children's Rights programme? If you want to find out more about this topic, there are a number of useful websites where you can find out more. Download our Signposts (Children's Rights) (PDF, 93KB)