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Upholding the values of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to ensure the rights of all children are recognised is critical to Save the Children's work.
That's why our Champions of Child Rights program helps young Australians and their school communities to understand and advocate for children's rights.
The Champions of Children’s Rights program, launched in 2016, replaces the Global Peace Schools program.
The Champions of Children’s Rights program is explicitly linked with the six Child Friendly SA (CFSA) community goals which are based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Champions of Children’s Rights program is a whole school/organisation approach which builds children’s and young people’s capacities to participate actively in their schools and communities.
The Champions of Children’s Rights program is equally relevant to Early Childhood settings (such as kindergartens and children’s centres) Primary and Secondary schools, and local government groups.
It offers a comprehensive 12 to 18-month professional learning course which includes the following review, planning and implementation processes:
- An introductory session for Governing Council/Executive team to plan their Champions of Children’s Rights journey
- Three 2.5 hour professional development sessions for staff (to be taken in any combination)
- A supported evaluation to provide evidence of continuous improvement in the organisation’s practice in embedding Children’s Rights into their governance and operations
Who makes our program possible
Generous Australians enable us to run our this program and to continue the work started by our inspiring founder Eglantyne Jebb, almost 100 years ago.