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  • 67% of the questions suggested by the Civil Society submission reflected in the UNCRC LOIPR On 18th February 2021, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child published the UK List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR), which is one of the key stages in the UK’s examination under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The LOIPR was informed by the Civil Society submission written by CRAE and informed by evidence from our members and partners and additional research. Read more
  • Press release - 90 children’s charities warn the UN that children’s rights have deteriorated in England In a new report released ahead of Human Rights Day (10 December), 90 children’s charities from across England warn that a number of critical children’s rights issues must be urgently addressed by the UK Government to prevent worsening impacts on the most vulnerable children. Read more
  • Growing up in lockdown: Europe’s children in the age of COVID-19 This new report from Eurochild reflects on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on children's rights across Europe. CRAE compiled the assessment of England. Read more
  • Evaluation Executive Summary, January 2021 - Engaging civil society to influence the CRC List of Issues Prior to Reporting In 2021-22, the UK Government is being examined on its implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee). The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) supported the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) on a project to engage Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the initial stage of the process.

    This would create CSO-led recommendations to the Committee of what it should request from the UK Government in its List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR). In doing so, CRAE aimed to build CSOs knowledge and capacity on child rights. The project was led by staff at CRAE with input from a Steering Group of 10 CSOs.
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  • Written evidence received for civil society LOIPR submission 2020 For the UK’s forthcoming examination, the UN Committee will set out in the LOIPR what issues the Government should cover in its State Report. It is therefore crucial that we ensure the UN Committee receives a high-quality submission from civil society, which will help inform the LOIPR and ensure the UK Government is effectively held to account on its child rights obligations.
    In order to inform the Civil Society submission, CRAE opened a call for written evidence for six weeks during August-September 2020.
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  • Civil Society LOIPR Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child The Civil Society LOIPR report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child marks the start of the UK’s examination under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Led by the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE), it sets out civil society’s top concerns for the UN to investigate and reveals that children’s rights have regressed in many areas since the UN’s last examination in 2016. Read more