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  • See it, Say it, Change it Children and Young People's Blog Blog posts on this page are written by Children and Young people from the steering group for the See it, Say it, Change it project. The project is supporting children and young people to report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in July.

    This week's BLOG is written by Hamza.
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  • BLOG: Protecting children’s human rights in UK law Children’s rights are important because they set out minimum standards for the treatment of children. They also matter because they are a powerful tool. They set out legal entitlements for children to the basic things they need for a decent childhood and a good start in life. When a policy or law breaches children's human rights, we don't need to persuade the Government to treat children better, or change its policy - we can demand it. CRAE's blog argues that incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into UK Law would ensure children’s rights are realised in practice 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