Rights Respecting School
At Holy Name Primary School, we are committed to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Click this link to see a summary of the UNCRC.
What is the RRSA?
The letters RRSA represent ‘Rights Respecting School Award’. The award is given by UNICEF to a school for recognising the ‘rights’ of a child. There are three awards, they are:
Bronze – Being Rights Committed
Silver – Being Rights Aware
Gold – Being Rights Respecting
We have recently been awarded the Bronze Award and will be assessed for the Silver Award in July 2019.
What is the UNCRC?
In 1989 UNICEF established a set of 54 Articles known as the Convention for the Rights of the Child. The convention applies to every child under the age of 18, without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background. Almost every country in the world has signed this convention to uphold the Articles within their country and do all it can to protect children’s rights. The convention underpins everything UNICEF does around the world.
The convention recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with dignity and fairness, to be protected, to develop to their full potential and to participate. Every adult is a duty bearer and it is their responsibility to ensure children’s rights are protected.