Get the facts about YOUR rights!

Children's Rights

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Cornwall Council has a Children’s Rights Approach for Cornwall. We want to ensure that all children:

  • are given opportunities to make the most of their talents and potential
  • have access to information and resources to enable them to take full advantage of their rights
  • are provided with meaningful opportunities to influence decisions about their lives
  • organisations and individuals are accountable to children for decisions and for outcomes that affect their lives

There is a Children's Rights Team who are working with Children and Young People across Cornwall to make sure your rights are upheld and that you have a voice in how we look after your rights in Cornwall

Have a look at the Children's Rights pages on the Cornwall Council Website

About Your Rights

Rights are something that you should have, no matter how old you are, where you live, how much money you have or what religion you follow. Children and Young People have a special set of Rights which is called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child or UNCRC. There is also law in England called the Children Act, 1989 which says adults need to keep you safe. 

Your Rights include:

  • Being able to say what you think and feel, be listened to and taken seriously
  • To have your best interests put first when decisions are being made about you
  • To grow up healthy
  • To have an education
  • To have a good enough standard of living like having somewhere to live, food to eat and clothes to keep you warm
  • To be protected from abuse, violence, bullying and harm
  • To be treated equally and not to be discriminated against
  • To have your cultural background and identity valued

Click to download a list of ALL your rights

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More about Children's Rights 

Our Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (OSCP) oversee the arrangements and agree the ways that everyone who is involved will work together to promote, safeguard and protect the welfare of children and young people including your rights. They have lots of really helpful stuff about staying safe and your rights.

Our Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (OSCP)

Childline also have very good infomation about your rights and staying safe too. This includes help when your rights aren't being met. 

Childline - What are my rights?