Rights Respecting Schools Articles of the Week – 14 May 2021
Article 9 (separation from parents): All children have the right to live with a family who cares for them. A child or young person must not be separated from their parents unless it is in their best interests (for example, if a parent is hurting or neglecting a child). Children whose parents have separated have the right to stay in contact with both parents unless this could cause them harm.
Article 20:(children unable to live with their family): If a child or young person cannot be looked after by their immediate family, the government must give them special protection and assistance. This includes making sure the child is provided with alternative care that is continuous and respects the child’s culture, language and religion.