Celebrating the Rights and Freedoms of Children
"There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important
than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from
fear and want and that they can grow up in peace."
We are launching National Children's Day UK on the 15th of May and everyone is invited to get involved. You can see some of the people and organisations that are already supporting the idea below. This is our first year - and it will be only two weeks after the launch of the movement - so help us spread the word! You can access our banner and posters here.
Many other countries celebrate the rights of children on the 20th of November - the United Nations nominated day. However, we think that it is really important that British children should be able to get outside on Children's Day, into their neighbourhoods and nature, so we have chosen to hold it at the beginning of the summer.
Childhood is precious. It creates the values, mindsets and dispositions that determine our interaction with the world around us for the rest of our lives. Children, therefore, have one very special right - and that is the ability to be able to develop, naturally and happily, to their full potential. National Children's Day UK is dedicated to helping ensure that this can happen.
Help to protect Children's Rights and Freedoms