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RRS Articles of the week – 4th November 2022

Published: 5 November, 2022

Rights Respecting Schools Articles of the Week;

Article 2 (non-discrimination): The Convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their
ethnicity, sex, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family
Article 12 (respect the views of the child): Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes
in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. This right applies at all
times, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.
Article 13 (freedom of expression): Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access
all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.
Article 19 (protection from violence, abuse and neglect): Governments must do all they can to ensure that
children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone
else who looks after them