Resources used in this module
1 Simplified versions of the UN Convention on the rights of a child
The UN Convention on the rights of a child is an international guide to the rights that children are entitled to. These ‘rights’ have been listed and agreed to by the United Nations and almost every country in the world has agreed to these rights, including Australia. As a signatory to these rights Australia has agreed to uphold all of them. The rights are interconnected and all of them are equally important. When considering these rights it is important to think of them in terms of what is in the best interest of a child to protect them from harm in a particular situation.
A simplified version of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (2006) UNICEF/NYHQ2006-0408/Pirozzi