THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD PROTECTS CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
The UNCRC embodies the idea that every child should be recognised, respected and protected as a rights holder and as a unique and valuable human being.
The Convention protects children’s rights by setting minimum standards that governments must meet in providing healthcare, education and legal and social services to children.The Convention came into force in September 1990. Ireland ratified the Convention on 28 September 1992.
Children’s rights in the UNCRC are often divided into three or four groups, described as the three or four p’s: Provision, Protection, Participation, with Prevention as the fourth.
Click to read a summary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child:
And a child friendly summary is available here: