Children and young people are often denied their rights. Sometimes we don't know what our rights are and what to do if they are violated. This website is about the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CROC).

CROC is a United Nations (UN) declaration that Australia signed up to in December 1990. It represents a set of rights that nearly every government in the world has agreed that all children are entitled to. To have a look briefly at what CROC covers check out the summary of CROC.

If you are a child or young person we want to know what you think. After all, CROC is there to protect your rights! Take a few minutes to fill out our survey in the Have Your Say section. Also to keep in touch with what is happening, take a look at Latest News.

If you work with children in the youth sector this website has something for you as well.

Non Government Organisations who work with children and young people in Australia currently have the opportunity to contribute to the NGO report to the UN on whether Australia is meeting its obligations under CROC.

For more information, visit our website or you can have a look at our Consultation Paper and accompanying Background Briefing.

The Child Rights Taskforce, a group of organisations dedicated to the development of child rights in Australia, is preparing an NGO Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. The Taskforce includes UNICEF Australia, the National Children's and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC) and Steering Committee.

If you have any questions, please contact us. Email Matthew Keeley or phone us on (02) 9385 9588.