Today, 20th of November, it’s celebrated the Universal Children’s Day. That’s why, from Casaverde Ambulatory Clinic Alicante, we want to bring closer, through this post, the values of the children and the importance that they have for society.
In 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. This recognition was the first major international consensus on the fundamental principles of children’s rights.
The General Assembly proclaimed the present Declaration of the Children’s Rights in order to let kids to have a happy childhood and to enjoy the rights and freedoms established on it, and urges parents, men and women individually and private organizations, local authorities and national governments to recognise and to fight for them.
The Declaration of the Children’s Rights establishes ten principles:
- The right to equality, without distinction on account of race, religion or national origin.
- The right to special protection for the child’s physical, mental and social development.
- The right to a name and a nationality.
- The right to adequate nutrition, housing and medical services.
- The right to special education and treatment when a child is physically or mentally handicapped.
- The right to understanding and love by parents and society.
- The right to recreational activities and free education.
- The right to be among the first to receive relief in all circumstances.
- The right to protection against all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation.
- The right to be brought up in a spirit of understanding, tolerance, friendship among peoples, and universal brotherhood.
In Casaverde Ambulatory Clinic Alicante, we have a Children’s Neurorehabilitation Unit which offers to kids an exclusive space where they can work on sensorimotor, cognitive and social difficulties. For that, we have a sensorial integration room, as well as another functional room with assessment and specialised treatment material.