This week's Article of the Week is:
Article 7: I have a right to a name and to belong to a country
Article 7 of the UNCRC says that all children and young people have the right to a name and nationality, which they should be granted at birth. It also says that they have a right to – as far as possible – know and be cared for by their parents.
Knowing Your Parents:
Article 7 recognises that not all children and young people can know who their parents are, as:
Being Cared for by Your Parents:
Article 7 of the UNCRC is intended to be read alongside Article 5, which talks in more detail about how parents, guardians or family should care for a child or young person. Like Article 5 , it accepts that there are some cases where children and young people should not be cared for by their parents.