As National Children’s Commissioner, my role is to promote and advocate for the rights of children and young people in Australia, Megan Mitchell, National Children’s Commissioner, writes.
This work is guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the human rights treaty that defines the rights of children under international law. The CRC is also a guiding document for the Early Years Learning Framework:
''Early childhood educators guided by the Framework will reinforce in their daily practice the principles laid out in the [CRC]. The Convention states that all children have the right to an education that lays a foundation for the rest of their lives, maximises their ability, and respects their family, cultural and other identities and languages.''