Child rights

Rights Respecting Schools Award

About the award

The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a Unicef UK programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. They work with thousands of schools across the country to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture to improve well being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.

Schools work on a journey to become fully Rights Respecting. The Award recognises a school's achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or UNCRC) into practice within the school and beyond. To find out more visit the UNICEF website or watch this short documentary made by schools from around the UK on Rights Respecting Schools which shows their journeys and the benefits it has brought to their schools.

New for 2018

In January 2018 after a series of consultations with children and schools the Rights Respecting Schools Award was strengthened and streamlined. To find out more about the Journey from Bronze: Rights Committed to Gold: Rights Respecting please visit the UNICEF website. 

Rights Respecting Schools in the Scottish Borders

Get your school involved

Many schools in the Scottish Borders have embarked on the Rights Respecting Schools journey.

If you would like more information about how your school can get involved, please contact Shona Easingwood, Young Person's Engagement Lead at 

Scottish Borders Youth Voice

Contact Pam Rigby

Address: Community Learning and Development
Scottish Borders Council
Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 01835 824000