All children have these rights no matter what their differences are
The UNCRC applies to all under 18s, with no exceptions. Governments should make sure that every child has equal access to their rights. Governments should make sure that children are protected against discrimination.More about Article 2
Governments must protect and respect my rights
Governments must make sure that children’s rights are protected. Governments must make sure other people respect children’s rights.More about Article 4
I have the right to live and grow as a person
Children have the right to life. Governments should make sure that children develop and grow healthily and should protect them from things which could hurt them.More about Article 6
I have a right to a name and to belong to a country
Governments should make sure I have a legally registered name and a nationality. Children have the right to know who their parents are.More about Article 7
I have a right to live with my family if they can keep me safe
Governments should only separate children from their parents if it is
the best thing for them.
Governments should make sure children can have contact with their parents if they don’t live with them.
In discussions around separation, children should be given a chance for their views to be taken into account when decisions are made.More about Article 9
I have the right to see my parents if they live in another country
Governments should let families move between countries so that parents and children can stay in contact.
If children have parents living in different countries, they have the right to stay in contact with both of them.More about Article 10