As the SA Ambassador for Children’s Week, I’m delighted to be able to talk about this special event. Children’s Week is an international celebration of recognition of the young people in our diverse community. We are fortunate here in South Australia in that our celebrations span up to ten days, rather than just concentrating on International Children’s Day itself which usually falls on the last Wednesday in October.
Each year a theme is adopted from the UNCRC – the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is an international human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of our young people up to the age of 18years. We sometimes forget that children also have rights! It is up to us as responsible adults to ensure that our young ones are nurtured and encouraged- physically, mentally and emotionally. Children’s Week is their time to shine.