The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, promising all children the same rights, was adopted by governments worldwide in 1989. It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and it came into force in the UK on 15 January 1992.
The Convention states that every child has:
It's the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.
The UK signed it on 19 April 1990 and it came into force in the UK on 15 January 1992.
UNICEF is the world's leading organisation for children, working in over 190 countries.
Their work is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and they do whatever it takes to make a lasting difference to children's lives giving priority to the most disadvantaged children.
More information on their work and how you can help is available at this link.
Comprehensive information on the rights of young people can be found at the following links::
See also the My Advice Gateway page Advice for Children and Young People.
ChildLine is the UK's free 24 hour confidential counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday provided by the NSPCC.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) are part of UK policing and are dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children.
Thinkuknow is the CEOP's website on internet safety and safe surfing for young people when using blogs, chatting, online gaming, P2P and webcams.
Further information on Child Abuse can be found on the My Advice Gateway page Child Abuse.
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