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'Teach children about their human rights in schools'

Tuesday 29th of January 2019 | Europe, United Kingdom
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When a Swansea primary school began to teach pupils about their human rights, several children told teachers they did not feel safe at home.

Rachael Webb, headmistress of Hafod Primary school, said it led to the involvement of the authorities.

"It does make children think about how they should be treated," she said.

The Wales' Children's Commissioner Prof Sally Holland has called for a legal obligation on schools to educate children about their rights.

The Welsh Government said the new curriculum, which will be rolled out in 2022, would ensure children understand the issues.

Prof Holland warned some schools are not doing enough to support children's rights.

The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child includes a right to have a say in decision-making, a right to be safe from abuse and neglect, and a right to an education

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