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Choose Kind on National Children’s Day

Choose Kind on National Children’s Day

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National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) was on Sunday 15 May 2022.

The day is centred around promoting the importance of a healthy childhood, which includes protecting the rights and freedoms of children and young people. In current times when so many children are displaced due to war where their freedoms are forcefully taken away from them or are suffering the calamities of human conflict and natural disasters, this year’s National Children’s Day UK is more important than ever. Every child has the right to access safe drinking water, food, to live without the fear of war and the right to an education.

Children’s Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 1954 as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It was left to individual governments to decide when Children’s Day should fall with most countries celebrating the Day in November. In the UK, the day falls in May so that children are able to get outside, into their neighbourhoods and nature, let’s hope the weather is nice and sunny!

This year the focus will be on:

  1. The need to create a kinder world,
  2. What makes people unkind, and
  3. How everyone can choose to be kind.

The day is dedicated to the celebration of childhood and all the great work that is going on nationwide to support child and family wellbeing.

It is a day for everyone to get involved and fund raise for a worthy cause and raise awareness. This may include small family get togethers, to school events to even bigger projects. All the funds raised from the National Children’s Day UK will go to supporting the ongoing work and voluntary activities of the Save Childhood Movement. The Save Childhood Movement (SCM) unites people worldwide who want something better for their children and grandchildren and generations to come, highlighting the importance of early childhood development.

So, get involved and have fun celebrating the joys of childhood no matter how old you are, choose to be kind and help create a kinder world for all the children and young people around the world.

Some of the Family team at IBB will be taking part in activities with their children. With a view to teaching their children about National Children’s Day and the importance of being kind.

Sonal Parekh has already planted tomatoes with her five year old son, to encourage sustainable living, being kind to the environment and the issues of climate change.

Reena Vadera and her son made dim sum and noodles with Pak Choi. Happy National Children’s Day Dim Sum!

Speak to our Family Law specialists

Sonal Parekh is a solicitor in the Family team and can be contacted on 01494 790 029 or sonal.parekh@ibblaw.co.uk.

To contact the team please email familylaw@ibblaw.co.uk or call 03456 381 381.