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Human rights are universal guarantees protecting individuals and groups against actions that affect their freedom and human dignity. Everyone has rights, protected by law and they cannot be taken away.
As children and young people there are also additional rights to protect you and ensure you get the best opportunities in life.
These additional rights were developed by the United Nations are detailed in something called the UNCRC - United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Convention contains 54 "articles" or main areas for which the government are responsible ensuring that you enjoy rights to education, information, are involved in decision-making, healthcare and a good standard of living, leisure activities, using the language and customs of your family, fair treatment in the criminal justice system and that you know what all of your rights are.
In 2004 the Welsh Assembly Government adopted the UNCRC as the basis of all its policies for children and young people, upholding your rights in every aspect of its work. CLIC is an important project helping to deliver Articles 13 and 17 of the UNCRC which relate to your right to information and the use of the media.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international agreement that protects the human rights of children under the age of 18.
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
Concluding Observations from the UK, from the UN committee on the Rights of the Child.
Welsh Assembly Government & UNCRC Priorities for Wales
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Do we meet your standards? 'We' means anyone asking children and young people to participate. 'You' have a right to expect these standards. These are the agreed children and young people's participation standards for Wales.
Participation Standards pack (Bi-Lingual)
National Children and Young People's Participation Standards Self-Assessment Pack - Pecyn Hunan-Asesu Safonau Cenedlaethol Cyfranogaeth Plant a Phobl Ifanc
Welsh Government website promoting the UNCRC and young peoples rights / Gwefan Llywodraeth Cymru yn hyrwyddo'r CCUHP a hawliau pobl ifanc
Children's Commissioner for Wales is someone who speaks out and stands up for children and young people's rights and the website provides a range of information, support and help. http://www.childcom.org.uk
UNICEF UK's website has information on your rights and how you can get involved in spreading the word to other young people about their rights www.therightssite.org.uk or www.tagd.org.uk
Information, advice and support for your life. Free. Confidential. For you / Gwybodaeth, cyngor a chefnogaeth i dy fywyd. Am ddim. Cyfrinachol. I ti.
Children’s Legal Centre provides legal advice and representation to children and young people and has a number of free helplines you can call www.childrenslegalcentre.com
provides information by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) specifically for young people