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  • Getting ready's half the fun... Today we’re feeling excited! With members of the See it Say it Change it steering group getting ready to head to Geneva this week we thought we’d do some recapping and reminding. Read more
  • HMIP report finds deplorable conditions in child prison CRAE is extremely concerned about the findings of a new HMIP report in Cookham Wood. The report based on an unannounced inspection in May 2015 and published today, found widespread violence and fear. Read more
  • The refugee and migrant crisis – the Refugee Children’s Consortium’s response The Refugee Children's Consortium has published its response to the refugee and migrant crisis. Read more
  • Children's human rights and housing CRAE's factsheet on children's human rights and housing has been written for colleagues working in NGOs and charities supporting children and homeless families. It aims to:

    • equip you with knowledge about children’s human rights, particularly the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and how they apply to work on housing issues;
    • encourage you to integrate arguments based on children’s human rights into policy work and campaigning for better housing for homeless children and their families.
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  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the digital world On the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) the House of Lords will debate the impact of the digital and online world on children and young people's Convention rights. Baroness Kidron will lead a debate about how children's rights can be protected and promoted in the digital age. Our joint briefing with NCB provides an overview of the key issues and evidence. Read more
  • Legal advice on use of force in secure colleges CRAE sought legal advice on proposals for the use of force in secure colleges. We instructed solicitors at Bindmans LLP to seek independent legal advice from Martin Chamberlain QC and Max Schaefer on the lawfulness of allowing guards in secure colleges to use force in order to maintain "good order and discipline" in secure colleges. Read more