The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a legally binding international agreement, which sets out the fundamental rights of all children and young people. Its four core principles are non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child.
The UNCRC is one of the key cornerstones of Who Cares? Scotland’s advocacy work. We are pleased to share this 10 minute introduction to children’s rights, which has been produced by Scottish Government with support from the office of the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland.