This unit recognises that professionals across a wide range of disciplines including education, health, law and research work with children and play a significant role in advocating on their behalf. Advocacy for children involves raising the status of children within local, national and international contexts, and increasing their position as social agents and highlighting the accountability of any institution, agency or profession which affects them. This unit will closely examine the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC, 1989) and its implications for practice. It will have a particular focus on the participation rights of children, with emphasis given to Indigenous children, children with disabilities and children deemed to be on the margins of society. Children’s rights will be explored in relation to curriculum, pedagogy and research. The role of educators and other professionals in strengthening understandings of children’s rights will also be included.