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The UNCRC stands for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

It is a list of rights that all children and young people have.  Every child has these rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.  Almost every country has agreed to these rights, including Jersey which agreed to these rights for children in 2014.

The UNCRC is a list of 42 rights for children and young people up to 18 years of age. All rights are connected to each other, and all are equally important. These rights include the right to education, the right to be treated equally, the right to have your best interests come first, and the right to express your views and have them taken into account about decisions affecting your life.

The UNCRC also sets out what governments should do to make sure that they respect, protect and fulfil the rights of children and young people can access their rights.


The video below explains more about the UNCRC. United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child

For more information on the UNCRC, including resources for younger children, please go to our useful links and resources page.