UNICEF Rights Respecting School

Our Rights Respecting Journey

On Tuesday 19th July 2022, Acacias received a visit from UNICEF who subsequently awarded us with a GOLD level award. This means that we are now viewed as being a fully accredited UNICEF Rights Respecting School.

Here is 'ACE' our Rights Respecting Acacia Tree

Nearly 5,000 schools up and down the country are working towards the Rights Respecting award. Manchester now has 69 schools involved in the programme, with a 53% increase in uptake during 2017 – including Acacias.  

To see why, watch this short film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH8LIQsiM8o

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the basis of all UNICEF’s work and its principles lie at the heart of the Rights Respecting Schools Award. Using the CRC as a guide, UNICEF work with more UK schools than almost any other organisation. It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.

The CRC has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.