UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools (new for 2021/22)

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.


This academic year we will be working towards Bronze Award status:  Rights Committed


The training we will be undertaking and the resources we will be using in school will help us to:

  1. know and understand the context and status of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  2. be empowered to talk about and promote rights with adults and children
  3. understand the process of becoming a Rights Respecting School
  4. identify initial actions to get our school to the first stage of the Award, Bronze: Rights Committed

There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; well-being, participation, relationships and self-esteem.

The difference that a Rights Respecting School makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community.

  • Children are healthier and happier
  • Children feel safe
  • Children have better relationships
  • Children become active and involved in school life and the wider world

Click here to find out more information about this award.