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Article 21

I have the right to have the best care if I am adopted

Article 21 of the UNCRC says that when a child or young person is adopted or living in foster care, their best interests should come first.

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Article 22

If I am a refugee, I have a right to help, protection, and the same rights as children born in this country.

If a child comes to live in another country as a refugee, they should have the same rights as children born in that country as well as special protection as a refugee.
Governments should try to help find the family of any refugee child.

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Article 23

If I am disabled, I have the right to special care and education

Disabled children should be supported to reach their full potential. They should be provided with activities with others so that they can be an active participant in their own community.

Governments should make sure disabled children receive an education, health care and opportunities to relax, play and do other activities.

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Article 24

I have the right to be as healthy as possible

Governments should make sure children can get good quality health care.

Governments should make sure children have nutritious food and a clean environment so they can stay healthy.

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Article 25

If I am not living with my family, people should keep checking I am safe and happy

If a child is in care, local authorities should regularly check on how children are doing.

Governments should make sure this happens.

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Article 26

If my family need it, they should get money to help bring me up

Governments should help children’s families if they cannot afford all the things they need to meet their mental and physical needs.

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Article 27

I have the right to have a proper home, food and clothing

Governments should make sure families have access to good housing, healthy food and warm clothing.

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Article 28

I have the right to an education

Governments should make sure children can get an education without it costing their family money.

Schools should respect my dignity.

Children should be able to stay in secondary education as long as they want.

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Article 29

I have the right to an education which develops my personality, talents and abilities.

Education should develop children’s respect for other people’s human rights.

Education should develop children’s respect for the environment.

Children should learn about their own culture and other cultures.

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Article 30

I have a right to speak my own language and to follow my family’s way of life

Governments should make sure children can learn the language, religion, and culture of their family if it is different from those of most people in the country where they live.

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