Paintbrushes in a paint palette, a person using a tablet, a musical note, a swimmer, and people playing catch.

Article 31

I have a right to relax and play

Article 31 of the UNCRC says that children and young people have the right to have fun in the way they want to.

More about Article 31
A child hammers a nail as an adult watches. There's a hazard symbol beside this, and the whole image has a red line struck through it.

Article 32

I should not be made to do dangerous work

Article 32 of the UNCRC says that children and young people shouldn’t be able to work until they reach a certain age.

More about Article 32
A white powder, a cannabis leaf, a syringe and a pill, all struck through with a big red line.

Article 33

I should be protected from dangerous drugs

Article 33 of the UNCRC says that children and young people have a right to be protected from harmful drugs.

More about Article 33
A frowning person thinking of someone standing over another in a threatening way. The image in the thought bubble has a red line struck through it.

Article 34

Nobody should touch me in ways that make me feel uncomfortable, unsafe or sad

Article 34 of the UNCRC says that children and young people have the right to be protected from sexual abuse.

More about Article 34
A child points to themselves as two hands exchange coins. The child has a red line struck through them.

Article 35

I should not be abducted, sold or trafficked

Article 35 of the UNCRC makes it clear that abducting, selling or trafficking children or young people is always wrong.

More about Article 35
A smiling person with a depiction of them growing from child to adult around them, all surrounded by a circle of black dots.

Article 36

I have the right to be kept safe from things that could harm my development

Article 36 makes it clear that children and young people should not be exploited for any reason.

More about Article 36
Someone has their hand up beside someone else, who is thinking of a thumbs up and an equals sign.

Article 37

I have the right not to be punished in a cruel or hurtful way

Article 37 covers protection from cruelty and torture.

More about Article 37
A tank and soldiers holding guns beside two children with a big red line struck through them.

Article 38

I am not allowed to join the army until I am 15

Article 38 of the UNCRC covers how the rights of children relate to the armed forces.

More about Article 38
Someone helping someone else off the ground.

Article 39

I have the right to get help if I have been hurt, neglected or badly treated

Article 39 of the UNCRC says children and young people have the right to recover from difficult things that happen to them.

More about Article 39
A judge holds up their finger as a person beside them thinks of a thumbs up and an equals sign.

Article 40

I have the right to get legal help and to be treated fairly if I have been accused of breaking the law

Children and young people have the right to get legal help and to be treated fairly if I have been accused of breaking the law.

More about Article 40