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.