November children’s rights month 2019


We want Cheshire East to be a great place to be young, a place that respects and champions the rights of all children and young people, encouraging them to express their views and be actively involved in decisions that affect their lives.

So we dedicate the whole month of November to raising awareness of children’s rights and making it clear to children and young people that we value their opinions and rights. November Children’s Rights Month (NCRM) is an initiative of the Cheshire East participation network, a partnership of all agencies and services who work with children and young people.

This year’s theme is all about “Going the Distance” and we will pledge to children and young people how we will “Go the Distance” for them throughout 2020 and beyond.

Challenges you could take to recognise and celebrate children’s rights

You can support NCRM  by selecting one or more of the challenges set out below and in the attached menu. These have been put together to give you an insight into the issues that children and young people face every day across Cheshire East. Designed by the Cheshire East Youth Council, the challenges also follow the themes from each outcome within our Children and Young People’s Plan.  

How about taking a GCSE Maths exam to experience the same stress that our young people do? Or experience life on a £21 budget just like our Care Leavers do after their bills have been paid?  

It’s really simple to accept a challenge:

  1. Choose a challenge from the challenge menu (PDF, 283KB)
  2. Fill in the challenge application form (MS Word, 217KB) and return to our participation team at 
  3. You will receive details on your chosen challenge before the beginning of November

Events that took place in 2018

The theme in 2018 centred on stepping up for children’s rights. Throughout the month we hosted a range of activities and campaigns ranging from ‘Stepping Up’ for children’s rights, the Youth Support Service Awards and the STAR awards.

Event that took place in 2017

The theme in 2017 centred on equality and diversity. Throughout the month we hosted a range of activities and campaigns ranging from ‘Hands Up’ for children’s rights, takeover challenge and the STAR awards.

Events that took place in 2016

To find out what type of activities took place in 2016, check out the photos from our Flickr album.