The Children's Law Centre was established in September 1997. It is founded upon the principles laid down in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, in particular:
- Article 2 - Children shall not be discriminated against and shall have equal access to protection.
- Article 3 - All decisions taken which affect children's lives should be taken in the child's best interests.
- Article 12 - Children have the right to have their voices heard in all matters concerning them.
"A society where all children can participate, are valued, their rights are respected and guaranteed without discrimination and every child can achieve their full potential."
The Children's Law Centre, using the Law to Promote, Protect, and Realise Children's Rights.