Identify the Rights of Children in Relation to Play as Detailed in the 'Un Convention on the Rights of the Child'.

The Convention on the rights of the child is a list of rights that is complied by the united Nations that all countries should have each individual country has the choice whether to sign up to it or not, so far 193 countries have signed up to it. In 1991 the United Kingdom adopted the convention. In this there are many rights for a child to be educated, another is that every child has a right to play, leisure and culture. An article within it states that every child has the right to relax, play and join in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

The Convention must be seen as a whole: all the rights are linked and no right is more important that another. There are four articles in the Convention that are seen as special in that they help interpret all other articles, playing a fundamental role in realising all the rights in the Convention for all children. They are called general principles.

The 54 articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) cover all aspects of a child’s life, from the right to education, health and protection from abuse to the right to freedom of expression and access to information. It also says what governments and adults must do to ensure all children can enjoy all their rights. The Convention underpins all the work that Unicef does.

Although the Convention must be seen as a whole and all the rights are linked, there are four articles in the Convention with a special status of general principles. These are overarching rights that are needed for any and all rights in the Convention to be realised:

• Non-discrimination : the Convention applies to all children whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities, whatever they think or say, no matter what type of family they come from, whatever their circumstances. For example a child in care has the same right to an education as a child who lives with his/her parents.
• Best interest of the child : a child’s best interests must be a...