About ROCK

The 'Rights of the Child UK' (ROCK) is a coalition of voluntary organisations and individuals from across the UK pushing for the full incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into UK law.

Successive governments have asserted their desire to make the UK the best place in the world for children to grow up. The Rights of the Child UK coalition believes this can only be achieved by making the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child part of UK law, bringing the rights in that instrument within the reach of all children living in the UK, regardless of their background or circumstances.

Our Aims

  1. To achieve the active recognition and realisation of children's rights in the UK through the incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into UK law.
  2. To identify and act upon opportunities for the incorporation of the UNCRC into UK law. To develop a detailed position as to how incorporation may be achieved and a strategy to achieve it, taking into account international developments.
  3. To work together to maximise the opportunities to strengthen children's rights that are presented by proposals from the UK Government, the devolved administrations and opposition parties for a British (or UK) Bill of Rights and Responsibilities or similar instrument, and to guard against any threats to children's rights that are posed by the proposals.