Children’s Rights (UNCRC)



We are proud to announce that we have achieved Bronze: Rights Committed School status (Summer 2023) and will be continuing on our Rights Respecting School accreditation journey this year.


Our inclusive approach at St Mary’s encompasses an entitlement to high-quality learning experiences for every pupil in the context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

Children and young people have 42 rights under the United Nations Convention on  the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

The UNCRC is an international agreement which protects the human rights of children up to the age of 18. It recognises not only their basic
human rights but gives them additional rights
to protect them from harm as one of the most
vulnerable groups in society.

It covers everything from having a name and nationality to clean drinking water. Simply, these
are things children and young people need to be
happy, healthy and safe.


In 2011, Wales became the first country in the UK to make the UNCRC part of its domestic law.