The Department has supported and funded a number of initiatives aimed at raising awareness of the Convention in the last five years such as:
Collaborating with the Ministry of Justice and the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) to develop a curriculum resource for teachers on the UNCRC, to be used with Key Stage 3 pupils. Right Here, Right Now - Teaching Citizenship through Human Rights was published in 2007;
The Department provided funding to UNICEF for its Rights Respecting Schools initiative which encourages and helps schools to embed the UNCRC into their ethos and curriculum;
In July 2008, the Department held an event for children and young people and key stakeholders to discuss UK's reporting to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and a follow up event was held in September 2009 to discuss the UN Committees Concluding Observations;
As part of the 20th anniversary of the ratification of the UNCRC on
The Government operate a number of web-based portals, enabling children and adults to access information about the Convention. For parents and young people, DirectGov has a popular UNCRC section. For children under 10, DirectGovKids has a section on the UNCRC, developed in conjunction with UNICEF. There is also specific information available on the web for people who work with children, for example, through teachernet.