United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international agreement that the United Kingdom government ratified in December 1991. The Welsh Government puts the interests of children and young people at the heart of everything it does, and has adopted seven core aims for children and young people, each one directly linked to the rights set out in the UNCRC.
The seven core aims are:
- have a flying start in life and the best possible basis for their future growth and development
- have access to a comprehensive range of education, training and learning opportunities, including acquisition of essential personal and social skills
- enjoy the best possible physical and mental, social and emotional health, including freedom from abuse, victimisation and exploitation
- have access to play, leisure, sporting and cultural activities
- are listened to, treated with respect, and are able to have their race and cultural identity recognised
- have a safe home and a community that supports physical and emotional wellbeing
- are not disadvantaged by child poverty.