Every Child Has Rights

How do we know our method is working? We have codified measurement standards based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and work hand-in-hand with local leaders and families to activate each of these rights so children can reach their full potential.

These rights are at the heart of everything we do. Every child has rights, and our job is to ensure all children realize them. Our Thrive Scale measures progress on the UN Rights of the Child for each child over time…and so we know our best practices are really making a difference.

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Every child has 12 fundamental rights

The Right to Live in a Family Environment

Every child should be able to live in a family, either with their parents or in an attachment-based, family styled environment while experiencing a sense of belonging.
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The Right to a Stable, Loving and Nurturing Environment

Every child should be able to experience attachment with its caregiver through a stable, loving and nurturing family environment.
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The Right to Healthcare and Nutrition

Every child will receive regular and high quality medical attention at all times. We will inculcate in them good health and hygiene habits. They will be provided with healthy, nutritious and delicious food in every meal.
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The Right to Clean Water, Electrical Power and a Safe Environment

Every child will receive consistent access to clean water and electrical power in a safe environment.
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The Right to a Quality Education

Every child will receive quality education appropriate to their abilities and interests, supplemental enrichment programs, and will have access to higher education and/or vocational training.
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The Right to Equal Opportunities

Every child will receive the same opportunities regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, origin, economic status, religion, creed and/or handicapping condition.
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The Right to Guidance from a Caring Adult

Every child will be actively supported by caring, trained, adults who will invest in the child’s success.
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The Right to be Heard and Participate in Decisions that Affect Them

Every child will have the right to express their views freely in all matters affecting them. They will be encouraged to develop and express independent thought.
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The Right to be Prepared for Active and Responsible Citizenship

Every child will be taught responsibility, a sense of community, and given the opportunity to give back.
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The Right to be Protected from Abuse and Neglect

Every child will receive effective protection from harmful influences, abuse (physical & mental), neglect, corporal punishment and all forms of exploitation. Additionally, every child is provided opportunities to make complaints to an identifiable third party. Those caring for children are trained and given appropriate discipline techniques.
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The Right to Dignity and Freedom

Every child is treated with respect and lives in adequate conditions with sufficient belongings that foster a sense of dignity and freedom.
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The Right to Spiritual Development

Every child is provided opportunities to develop a religious affiliation that promotes spirituality and moral development.
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