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United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

What is the UNCRC?


The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a legally-binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities.


The UNCRC consists of 54 articles that set out children’s rights and how governments should work together to make them available to all children.

Under the terms of the convention, governments are required to meet children’s basic needs and help them reach their full potential.



Since it was adopted by the United Nations in November 1989, 196 countries have signed up to the UNCRC.

All countries that sign up to the UNCRC are bound by international law to ensure it is implemented. This is monitored by the Committee on the Rights of the Child


The UNCRC at Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog


At Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog we are working with The Children's Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland to find out more about our rights.


We have 2 Super Ambassadors who have met virtually with Sally Holland to help her in sharing the important messages about her role and about the UNCRC. 


Our Super Ambassadors are Poppy and Ashton and they are supported by Mrs Martin. 


2021 - 2022

During the first term of 2021 our super Ambassadors have been tasked with highlighting well being across the school. They will spend time looking at the provision we already have in place and sharing that with the school as well as identifying any areas for development.





2020 - 2021

This half term (Autumn 2020) their special mission was to create a video all about identity which is linked to Article 2 of the UNCRC. Hugo and Daisy worked with their peers to create their video. You can see it below:

UNCRC video.mp4

Still image for this video



During the Spring term 2021 we completed our second mission of the academic year.


Class 3 have had lots of fun thinking about the things they would do if they were the First Minister for the day! They enjoyed dressing up as the First Minister and addressing the class and they also had some excellent ideas to make our country even better!