3rd March 2022
UNCRC Article 38 (war and armed conflicts): Governments must not allow children under the age of 15 to take part in war or join the armed forces. Governments must do everything they can to protect and care for children affected by war and armed conflicts.
UNCRC Article 39 (recovery from trauma and reintegration): Children who have experienced neglect, abuse, exploitation, torture or who are victims of war must receive special support to help them recover their health, dignity, self-respect and social life.
You will all know we are immensely proud of being a Rights Respecting Gold School and as a Rights Respecting Gold School
- Our school has explicitly adopted a child rights approach based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Childand has embedded it in school policy, practice and culture.
- Children, young people and adults in your school have a thorough understanding of child rights, and rights respecting attitudes and language are embedded across the school.
- RRSA has had a positive impact on children and young people’s learning and wellbeing.
- Pupils see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and are advocates for social justice, fairness and children’s rights at home and abroad.
Our Rights Respecting Ethos in school is supporting our children to the current crisis at the moment with regards Ukraine. War and conflict are incredibly difficult subjects for people of any age. Working with children to try and untangle complicated thoughts and feelings is not easy. However, safe spaces in which to gently explore disturbing world events can provide huge reassurance to children and young people, and prompt them to seek help when they need it. We have included some of the activities we are doing with our children at the moment in school. Please see link below:
Please also find some tips below on how to talk to your children about what’s happening in Ukraine:
How to talk to your children about what’s happening in Ukraine
- Be open and honest, in an age appropriate way. The most important thing is to be open and honest with children, but in a way that is age appropriate.
- Pick a sensible time to talk.
- Trust your child to ask when they want to know.
- Help your child to keep things relative to them.
- Help older children to take action.
If you have any questions, queries or are worried about your child and the current crisis, please do not hesitate to contact the school via email or call us on 0191 3710444 and someone will get back to you.