The United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child is an international agreement that protects the human rights of children under the age of 18.

In Scotland 20,000 – 27,000 children have a parent in prison each year. We spoke to some of those children to see how the UNCRC has affected them, why children should have rights, and what more they would like to see to ensure their rights are realised.

In this video a young boy discusses his views of Article 12 – Respect for Children’s Views, which states:

Children have the right to give their opinions freely on issues that affect them. Adults should listen and take children seriously.

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