Children rights refers to the subset of human rights as outlined in the constitution, that pertain the
special protection, care and legal requirements necessary for the growth of minor. A child can be
described as any person who is below the age of eighteen years. Examples of children rights are;
right to education, right to food and shelter, and freedom from discrimination in issues regarding
gender, color, sex or even ethnicity. The purpose of this essay is to explain the rights of children
in depth, the necessary welfare systems for protection of child’s rights, ethical values and
important resources and the efficiency of such systems in the growth of children.
Rights of the children.
The law constitutionally outlines the rights pertaining issues of the young people in the country.
Parents or guardians play a major role in ensuring that such rights and laws are not violated as
they are the care givers. Some of the rights of the children include right to education; every child
has the right to access educational facilities and books so as to enhance their knowledge and
skills to enable them be active citizens (Cairns, L.2009). Children are also entitled to right to
wholesome family life. This includes having caring family members that instill the children with
ethical values necessary for their growth.
Children have the right to basic needs; food, shelter and maximum protection. It is the duty of
the parents to support their children by providing food materials to them, buying clothes for the
children and making better homes for children. Other rights include right to be protected in the
absence of their parents (Howe,2010). Children who lost their parents according to the law, must
be cared for and protected from danger by their relatives. They also have the right to life.
Therefore, the law fights against cases such as abortion and that at no circumstance that the life
of a young person should be terminated.
Welfare systems necessary for the support of growth of children
Welfare systems necessary for the growth of the young people (Andreotti, 2012). They involve a
collection of faith based and government institutions that offer support to the affected children.
Welfare system give to the needy families by formulating programs such as health care
assistance and providing food programs to affected families. In relation to the issues regarding
support for children, the discussion below highlights the welfare system that offer social
assistance to the needy children, children with special interests and the orphans;
Some institutions such as religions institutions provide support to the children who lost their
children by providing school fees to them. This ensures that those children meet their academic
needs that is necessary for enhancing their knowledge and skills. Those children are also given
financial support under the guidance of their guardians who receive funds on monthly or
annually basis. The guardians then utilize such funds by buying clothes, or any other necessary
materials that the children may need. The children also get social assistance by giving food relief
to the orphans. The children receive food materials that improve their nutrition and physical
Government institutions give assistance to the children with special needs. Such children include
those that are mentally challenged, those that are physically challenged like the albinos and
dwarfs and others with hearing and vision impairment. The government through such
institutions, ensures that rights regarding such children are not violated (Wulczyn,2017). They
ensure that those children are given priorities in both social and economic aspects. They also
ensure that the society does not neglect such children and that all essential requirements for the
growth of such children are accorded to them respectively. Such essential requirement include
access to academic materials and health care.
A similar explanation shows that welfare system that provides environmental support such as
disaster relief, enhances security to the lives of children (Trocmé, N 2010). Institutions with
trained personnel on issues of disaster management provides emergency services in cases of
natural calamities such as drought, famine, floods or even earthquakes. In cases of excess rains,
children and families in the low land regions are airlifted to areas where floods have minimal or
no effects to the lives of people. In cases of increased or persisting hunger strikes, such
institutions provide food relief to the affected families to reduce or curb issues of mortality
(Burkhauser,2011). They also adopt interventions in cases of natural calamities like earthquake
by rushing survivors to hospitals.
There are also institutions that provide social support to the street children. These are children
that ‘create temporary homes’ in the streets of the country. They are those who lack parental
support since they may have lost their parents, or their parents are not financially stable or may
even be suffering from mental problems. These may be also children who were neglected by
their relatives due to discrimination issues. Such children endanger their lives by consuming
dirty materials in the streets for they lack people to provide care for them.
Importance of the welfare systems
The importance welfare system in the growth of children is that, children get necessary support
that their guardians may not be able to give (Burge, P.2020). This maybe in terms of providing
food materials to the needy children, buying clothes to them and even providing shelter to the
homeless. Government and non-governmental institutions have built children homes whereby the
homeless and the needy children spend their time under the protection of hired personnel in those
institutions. Those systems are very essential in that they meet the financial demands of the
needy children by proving school fees to them. Another importance of social welfare system is
that they fight for the rights of the physically challenged children and ensure that they enjoy their
freedom similar to those that are not physically challenged (Glisson, C 2012).
Ethical values necessary for the growth of children
Children need to be instilled with ethical values that give them social skills necessary for living
and coping with others. Such ethical issues are provided in all sectors of the growth of the
children in school, church and at home. Religious leaders in church give such values as it in the
bible. As they grow up, children know the Christian values expected of them. Parents also
educate their children on disciplinary issues so that they may interact with other people in a
respectful manner. Teachers impart learners with those ethical values that enable them to copy
well with others in all levels of academic sectors.
The ethical values provided to the children in the school, religious institutions and those that are
given at home by parents include; love, respect, honesty, compassion, care, kindness and
generosity (Hunt, 1989). Children are taught to respect one another regardless of their color, race
or even gender. They are taught to care for one another by sharing what they have with the
needy. They express the feeling of love, kindness and compassion by listening to the problems of
others and helping them address their issues by giving moral support for instance.
Importance of the ethical issues in the growth of children
When instilled with such ethical values, children will live with each other peacefully. There will
be no cases of violence as they are taught on how to respect each other. They will always care for
each other by providing materials such as food and clothes with others. They will be able to
tackle one another’s problems at school or other institutions where parents are not readily
available to handle.
Importance of financial resources in the growth of children
Funds give children financial aid in social system of children. For instance, parents buy essential
materials for their children such as books and stationery. Funds enable parents to meet the basic
needs of their children; food, shelter and clothes. Children get better clothes and spend their
daytime and nights in good homes. Parents avail food stuffs for their children and thus ensuring
that the nutrition of their children is in good condition. They ensure that their children get access
to education by paying school fees and other materials required in the school like school uniform
and other attire.
Parents accord the necessary growth of their children by buying materials that the children need
such as recreational materials like balls and skipping ropes. Funds support the growth of the
children by ensuring that they get the necessary services such as health care. Parents are able to
afford accessing to medical facilities in search of health services for their children.
Rights of the children are clearly outlined in the constitution. Children are the young people in
the society whose age is eighteen years and below. They have the right to life, right to
education, health care, protection from danger, right to playing with others, right to birth and
right to good governance. Some social welfare systems including services or programs from both
the governmental and non- governmental institutions step up in major projects, to give social
support to the children (Gilbert, N 2012). These are children who are needy, orphans or
physically disadvantaged. They ensure that children enjoy their freedom as they grow up.
Children are also instilled with moral values such as respect, love and generosity so as to
enhance care for each other in their social line of growth.
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