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Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award

Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award

Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award will continue to support schools to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice in their ethos and culture and empower children and young people to become active citizens and speak and act for the rights of all children.

We currently work with over 3,000 primary and secondary schools across the UK. In 2015, we pledge that:

· We will continue to integrate and promote high quality social action into the Rights Respecting Schools Award programme, empowering children and young people to be active agents in their communities and take action to uphold children’s rights locally and globally.
· We will further support and encourage schools leaders to plan and take action to ensure pupils learn about children’s rights and social justice and have plenty of opportunities to take social action.
· We will uphold our commitment to sharing best practice through guidance and training for teachers and school staff.

We’ve just pledged to the #iwill campaign recently – watch this space for updates on our progress

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Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
Over 700 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”