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  • New report outlines systematic failures to protect children in England Our new report, the 'State of Children’s Rights in 2018' published today reveals how national and local government is failing to protect children in England whilst policymakers focus on Brexit, leaving children traumatised, powerless and vulnerable to abuse in many areas of their lives. Read more
  • We want to hear your views for the UK Torture Review REDRESS, Children’s Rights Alliance England (CRAE), Children in Wales, Disability Rights UK, Freedom from Torture and Liberty are seeking evidence from civil society organisations in England and Wales for a joint shadow report on the measures taken by the UK Government to prevent torture and ill-treatment. Read more
  • UK to be examined on UN Convention against Torture The UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) is an international human rights treaty. Its purpose is to prevent the use of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (ill-treatment).

    The UK ratified UNCAT in 1988. States that have signed up to it are required to report to the UN on their progress towards implementing the treaty every four years. In April 2019, the UK will be reviewed by the UN Committee against Torture as part of its sixth periodic review.
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  • State of Children's Rights 2018 Our annual State of Children’s Rights in England 2018 report takes a look back at the past year to assess how well the government is respecting children’s rights. Read more
  • State of Children's Rights in England 2017 Our flagship annual report ‘State of Children’s Rights in England 2017’ assesses how well the Government is meeting its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read more
  • New briefing - Using Children's Rights in Homelessness Policy The past decade has seen a huge growth in numbers of children experiencing homelessness and being forced to live in temporary accommodation such as Bed and Breakfasts, often for long periods of time. Living in temporary accommodation can result in breaches of many key children’s rights. Our new briefing explains how taking a children’s rights approach to homeless policy could help challenge and tackle some of these issues.
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