The United Nations has extensive resources relating the rights of children. The values under-pinning the rights of the children are addressed at governmental level and resonate throughout our own safeguarding endeavours.
The Convention is a human rights treaty focused specifically on the rights of children (everyone under 18). The UK ratified the Convention in 1992. The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life, from the right to leisure and play (article 31) to the right to education (article 28). All the rights are inter-connected, and no right is more important than another. The convention is an excellent resource to explore and discuss with informal educators, trustees and young people.
You can download an overview of the UN Convention here: https://downloads.unicef.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/UNCRC_summary-1_1.pdf?_ga=2.84761497.1034069353.1578486440-1190609204.1578486440