Lydgate Infant School


UN Children's Rights Article of the Week

Monday, December 03, 2018

This week's UNCRC Article of the week is:

Article 23:

If you are disabled, either mentally or physically, you have the right to special care and education.

What does this mean?

Article 23 of the UNCRC is about children and young people with a disability.

All children and young people have the right to be safe and happy. When a child or young person has a disability, people should make sure it does not get in the way of this. They should do this no matter what that disability is.

Children and young people should be cared for in a way that takes any disabilities they have into account, and should be taught at school in a way that understands their disability.

People shouldn't treat a child or young person badly because of their disability. They shouldn't stop them from doing things they want to do, and shouldn't try to take away their rights.

Children and young people with disabilities should:

  • be able to join in with activities, and their disability shouldn't stop them from taking part
  • be able to join in and feel included at school
  • get special care if they need it.
  • be able to choose what they do, and have a say in choices about their lives.


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