Article 27 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out the right of every child to a standard of living that is adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development. This is with a view to guaranteeing social and financial security for the children. In this respect, parents have the primary responsibility. In case of need, the state must assist parents, thus ensuring that children do not grow up in poverty and that their social needs are met.

Moreover, Article 26 gives children the right to social security benefits. These include, for example, social insurance.