Topics: Child rights
All children have the same human rights as everyone else. In fact, international human rights law recognises that children require extra protection against exploitation, provision for growth and development (through health and education), and participation in decisions made on their behalf.
These laws are found in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Australian Human Rights Commission protects and promotes the human rights of children and young people in Australia. We do this through providing education resources, conducting research and preparing reports on particular issues relating to children and young people, creating partnerships and projects with community groups and provide information on making complaints.
The Commission’s ‘rightsED’ resources/activities around children’s rights:
Useful Commission resources:
- Information for Students web-section
- Rights of Passage: A Dialogue with Young Australians about Human Rights
- Children’s rights web-section
- How does the Australian Human Rights Commission promote the rights of children and young people?
- Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)
- Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) – Office for Youth
- Global Education – child resources
- NSW Department of Education Curriculum Support – CRC
- Oxfam - Child Rights Lesson Plans
- QLD Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (CCYPCG) - Children’s rights, children’s lives
- UNICEF Australia – Child rights in the schoolroom
- UNICEF UK – Teacher zone
- UNICEF Global - Child friendly activities
- World Vision - Get Connected
Complaints Handling Service or call 1300 656 419