These are the 54 articles contained in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child written in child -friendly language. “Rights” are things every child should have or be able to do. All children have the same rights. These rights are listed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989 and subsequently signed by almost every country in the world.



During the school holidays free healthy snacks will be available to kids visiting any Durham County Council swimming pool or library, Monday to Friday, all day. 

Snacks on offer include Bananas, satsumas, apples popcorn and raisins etc.  The snacks will help to ensure that kids have access to something quick and healthy to eat during the holidays rather than chocolate and sugary snacks.  

Please promote the availability of the snacks to your pupils in the run up to the holidays.



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In practice, we believe that ‘excellence’ for an autism-specific service stems from a total commitment to the individual. Recognised for our innovation and excellence, everything we do stems from an unswerving belief in providing bespoke person-centred support. It’s at the heart of who we are to recognise the uniqueness of every human being, and to understand that no two autistic people, or in fact any humans within an understanding of neurodiversity, will have the same needs or wants.


Nordoff Robbins has made a commitment to increasing access to our life-changing music therapy services across the UK.

As part of our expansion plans the North East has been identified as the first major region for us to develop our services and we are delighted that as part of that we will work in partnership with the Graham Wylie Foundation to deliver music therapy in Newcastle.

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Airports can be busy environments and we understand that for those families who are travelling with children with autism this can make going on holiday a stressful experience. We want to ensure that everybody’s journey through Newcastle Airport is as smooth as possible, so we have put in place a number of measures to help those passengers with autism.

We know that queuing can be problematic for people with autism, so those families will be given access to the security Fast Track facility. To use Fast Track please click here and download our Autism Passport, complete it and bring it with you on the day of travel. Once you have arrived at the airport and checked in for your flight make your way to the PRM assistance desk (located in between check in desk 32 and WHSmith) and a member of staff will validate the Autism Passport.


You must then show the Autism Passport to staff at the security boarding card check point. As the airport does not manage queues at check in it will be at the discretion of the airline handling agents as to whether you can avoid the queues, however queue times at check in are usually minimal.

Once through security there are quieter areas which passengers with autism and their families may use. These include a dedicated PRM assistance area located behind our Dixons Travel store, as well as an assistance gate. If you’re struggling to find these please don’t hesitate to ask a member of staff.

We are also able to offer assistance when it comes to boarding the aircraft. If you require any support please specify on the Autism Passport.


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