UNICEF and Rights Respecting

Colindale Primary School is committed to promoting and protecting children’s rights.

In June 2017, we were awarded the Recognition of Commitment by UNICEF. Since then, we have been working towards the Silver Level Award, led by our elected Rights Champions Committee and Steering Group.

What are Child Rights?

The United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a legally binding agreement followed by the majority of countries. It describes what children need to survive, grow up and develop their full potential.

All children everywhere in the world are entitled to the 45 articles contained in the convention.

The Convention also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children enjoy all their rights.

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What is a Rights Respecting School? (RRS)

We believe that a Rights Respecting School is one that provides opportunities to embed the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in daily school life.

The rights of the child must be:

  • Taught
  • Practised
  • Promoted
  • Protected

At Colindale we do the above in a variety of ways; as part of PHSCE lessons, during assemblies and as part of fundraising initiatives. We try to ensure that the rights respecting agenda is promoted across the wider curriculum.

Modelling rights and respect is an important part of what we do at Colindale. Children can see rights in action as they interact with each other and with adults.

Impact of Rights Respecting education

By embedding the rights respecting agenda into school life, we are giving children the chance to become aware of what they need in order to lead happy, healthy lives and to become responsible and active citizens who may change society for the better. We have seen a positive impact for the whole school community and know that this will improve further as the journey continues.


If you wish to find further information, please visit the UNICEF website: https://www.unicef.org/rights-respecting-schools OR contact Mrs McDonough, RRSA leader.


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