Lesson 2: Rights and responsibilities

Children learn what responsibilities they and adults have to help all children benefit from their rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand the responsibilities of both children and adults to help all children benefit from their rights

Statutory guidance

  • Nothing relevant to this lesson

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Give children examples of adults who might have responsibilities around rights e.g. teachers, parents/carers, the police or the local council.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to develop more ideas about children’s responsibilities, explaining how individual behaviour can affect others.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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