Children's Rights Quiz
Q 1: According to the UNCRC, a child is someone:
- Under 10
- Under 16
- Under 18
Answer: Under 18.
Q 2: Why do children need a separate convention for their human rights?
- Because other human rights treaties do not apply to them
- Because human rights and children’s rights are separate issues
- Because children and young people have distinct needs and require special protections to ensure their rights are upheld.
Answer: Because children and young people have distinct needs and require special protections to ensure their rights are upheld. .
Q 3: What does the UNCRC stand for?
- United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
- United Nations Commission on Children’s Rights Conventions
- United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children
Answer: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Q 4: From April 2015, at what age will looked-after children in Scotland be able to request to stay in care?
Q 5: Which country hasn't ratified the UNCRC?
- South Sudan
Q 6: SNAP is aimed at improving human rights protection in Scotland. What does it stand for?
- Scottish National Action Points
- Supporting the Nation: Active Participation
- Scotland’s National Action Plan
Answer: Scotland’s National Action Plan .
Q 7: Optional Protocol 3 to the UNCRC came into force in April 2014 and allows children, groups of children or their representatives to bring a communication or complaint before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. However this international procedure can only be used in a country that has ratified it. Has the UK ratified Optional Protocol 3 to the UNCRC?
Q 8: The Universal Periodic Review is a unique process which involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 Member States. What is its purpose?
- To share best practice in the field of human rights
- To provide technical assistance to States and enhance their capacity to deal effectively with human rights challenges
- Both of the above
Answer: Both of the above .
Q 9: Which of the following recommendations did the UK Government NOT accept at the last review of its human rights records at the Human Rights Council?
- Take all measures necessary to fully implement the UNCRC
- Increase efforts to combat trafficking in persons, particularly to protect women and children
- Introduce a ban on all corporal punishment of children
Answer: Introduce a ban on all corporal punishment of children.
Q 10: Which of the following statements relating to child poverty is NOT included in the UK Government's 2014 report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child?
- “We believe that the UK Government is best placed to understand the needs of children in poverty in their areas and to be able to develop innovative ways of tackling these problems.”
- "Although the number of children in absolute poverty increased by 300,000 over the same period, combined low income and material deprivation has remained about the same. This shows that families with children have not reported a reduction in their capacity to buy goods and services.”
- “The [Child Poverty] Strategy outlines action to raise the incomes of poor children’s families...These include cutting tax for millions of people through increases to the personal tax allowance, reforming the welfare system through Universal Credit, which will lift up to 300,000 children out of poverty.”
Answer: “We believe that the UK Government is best placed to understand the needs of children in poverty in their areas and to be able to develop innovative ways of tackling these problems.”.
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