Children's rights self-evaluation toolkit

Published 01/01/2017.  Last updated 05/06/2024
sourceLearning resources categorySchool Improvement categoryGetting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) categoryInclusion Wellbeing and Equality categoryChildren's rights

This resource helps improve practitioners' knowledge, understanding and use of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The resource:

  • raises awareness and builds knowledge and understanding of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
  • examines the UNCRC articles
  • discusses the development of children's rights worldwide
  • connects the UNCRC articles to the Scottish education system and offers tools for self-evaluation and improvement
  • provides useful case studies to show practical examples
  • enables establishments to assess their practices based on the UNCRC
  • aids in planning improvements within establishments

How to use this approach

This self-evaluation approach could be used to provide professional learning to practitioners around the UNCRC and to help them reflect on how they are taking forward children’s rights within their school context. It also links well to How Good is Our School? (fourth edition).

Some improvement questions include:

  1. How well do we understand the UNCRC and how the articles within it relate to the practice in our school?
  2. How well do we understand and demonstrate our role as duty bearers of children’s rights?
  3. To what extent do we make links between the UNCRC and our culture, values and ethos; skills and activities; curricular programmes and targeted support?

Downloads

Children’s Rights What? Why? How? - Participants booklet (PDF 570 KB)

Children’s Rights and the Current Context - Part 1 – What are they? (PPT 2.2 MB)

Children’s Rights and the Current Context - Part 2 – Why do they matter? (PPT 5.3 MB)

Children’s Rights and the Current Context - Part 3 – How do we embed them? (PPT 913 KB)

Self-evaluation document (Word 51KB)

Early Years UNCRC reflection and self-reflection tool (PDF 485 KB)

Learning through Rights in ELC (PDF 2MB)

Children's rights self-evaluation toolkit

Published 01/01/2017.  Last updated 05/06/2024
sourceLearning resources categorySchool Improvement categoryGetting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) categoryInclusion Wellbeing and Equality categoryChildren's rights

This resource helps improve practitioners' knowledge, understanding and use of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The resource:

  • raises awareness and builds knowledge and understanding of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
  • examines the UNCRC articles
  • discusses the development of children's rights worldwide
  • connects the UNCRC articles to the Scottish education system and offers tools for self-evaluation and improvement
  • provides useful case studies to show practical examples
  • enables establishments to assess their practices based on the UNCRC
  • aids in planning improvements within establishments

How to use this approach

This self-evaluation approach could be used to provide professional learning to practitioners around the UNCRC and to help them reflect on how they are taking forward children’s rights within their school context. It also links well to How Good is Our School? (fourth edition).

Some improvement questions include:

  1. How well do we understand the UNCRC and how the articles within it relate to the practice in our school?
  2. How well do we understand and demonstrate our role as duty bearers of children’s rights?
  3. To what extent do we make links between the UNCRC and our culture, values and ethos; skills and activities; curricular programmes and targeted support?

Downloads

Children’s Rights What? Why? How? - Participants booklet (PDF 570 KB)

Children’s Rights and the Current Context - Part 1 – What are they? (PPT 2.2 MB)

Children’s Rights and the Current Context - Part 2 – Why do they matter? (PPT 5.3 MB)

Children’s Rights and the Current Context - Part 3 – How do we embed them? (PPT 913 KB)

Self-evaluation document (Word 51KB)

Early Years UNCRC reflection and self-reflection tool (PDF 485 KB)

Learning through Rights in ELC (PDF 2MB)