From August 2021 Children’s Parliament has been working in two partner schools on the Dignity in School programme to demonstrate how primary schools can take a children’s rights-based approach to their work. The aim of the project is to make rights real for children in their school and, by doing so, ensure that their dignity is upheld in school and contribute to making them feel healthy, happy, and safe. 

Project workers are embedded in each school, working closely with all adults and children to identify best practice and areas of development. While taking a child-led approach to the specific direction of the project we will be using a rights-based approach to: 

  • Improve relationships 
  • Improve teaching and learning 
  • Improve school planning and policies 

Throughout the project we are showcasing best practice through our Dignity in School hub which can be found here. The hub is a home for resources, prompts, and stories. It is a place where learning practitioners, parents and children can come to gain awareness of children’s rights and what a rights-based approach looks like, and to find inspiration for how to make children’s rights real.


Dignity in School is supported by: