Today the international community celebrates the 29th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. States have committed to do everything in their power to protect and promote children’s rights to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential. Yet, the vision of the Convention is not a reality for all children.
Young carers are a particularly vulnerable group of children. For them to benefit from equal opportunities to realise their full potential, extra, tailored support has to be put in place. The lack of positive actions from States to support young carers can be considered as a failure to protect and promote their rights.
Here you can read the Press Release “Every child has the right to…” A reality check for young carers.