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symbolic illustration of Article 21 of the UNCRC.

Article 21

I have the right to have the best care if I am adopted

Article 21 of the UNCRC says that when a child or young person is adopted or living in foster care, their best interests should come first.

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symbolic illustration of Article 22 of the UNCRC.

Article 22

If I am a refugee, I have the same rights as children born in that country

Children and young people who are refugees have the right to special protection and help.

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Article 23

If I have a disability, I have the right to special care and education

All children and young people have the right to be safe and happy. When a child or young person has a disability, people should make sure it does not get in the way of this.

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Article 24

I have the right to good quality health care, to clean water and good food

Article 24 of the UNCRC says that children and young people’s health should be as good as possible.

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Article 25

If I am not living with my family, people should keep checking I am safe and happy

If children or young people aren’t living with their families, people should keep checking if they are safe and happy.

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Article 26

My family should get the money they need to help bring me up

Article 26 of the UNCRC says that children and young people should get financial support when their parents or guardians can’t give them enough.

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Article 27

I have the right to have a proper house, food and clothing

Article 27 of the UNCRC says children and young people should be able to have the food and housing they need to reach their full potential.

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Article 28

I have the right to an education

Article 28 of the UNCRC says that all children and young people have the right to education no matter who they are.

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Article 29

I have the right to an education which develops my personality, respect for others’ rights and the environment

Article 29 of the UNCRC says that a child or young person’s education should help their mind, body and talents be the best they can.

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Article 30

I have a right to speak my own language and to follow my family’s way of life

Children and young people who belong to a minority group have the right to share their culture, language and religion with other people in that group.

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