Rights are promises made to people by Governments. Everybody has rights and nobody can take them away. Rights ensure that people are treated fairly and looked after properly.
What are your rights?
Children’s rights are all the things that children and young people need to make sure that they are safe, have the things they need to survive and develop, and have a say in decisions that affect their lives.
The UNCRC stands for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is a list of rights that all children and young people have.
Summary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Read the 42 articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Useful links and resources
Here you will find some helpful resources on rights and the UNCRC, including for younger children.
Childline: 0800 1111
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you (as a child or young person) can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, Childline is available for you, online, on the phone, anytime.
You can find out how to contact Childline online by visiting their website here.
Childline is available:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Children and Families Hub: 01534 519000
If you have a concern about a child in Jersey, please contact the Children and Families Hub.
You can also email the Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Children and Families Hub working hours are 8:30am-5pm Monday to Thursday; and 8:30am-4:30pm on Friday.
An out-of-hours service will operate at other times: the duty social worker can be reached by calling the Hub (01534 519000) and selecting option 4 or via the Hospital Switchboard on 442000.
The Children and Families Hub also offers support, advice and information for families.