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  • UK urged to improve children’s rights record under UPR Last Thursday (May 4th 2017), the UK was examined on its human rights record under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). We are delighted that as a result of our joint lobbying with Together, the Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights and the Welsh UNCRC Monitoring Group, that a quarter of the 226 recommendations in this cycle are focused on children, compared to 16% in 2012. Read more
  • CRAE calls on Party leaders to safeguard children's rights Following the announcement of a snap General Election, CRAE has written to the leaders of the the main political parties calling on them to safeguard children's rights.

    In a joint letter with our sister organisations Together, the Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights, and the Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group we write:

    "The future of human rights protections for children is uncertain. As children’s rights alliances, which between us represent over 350 organisations across England, Wales and Scotland, we want to highlight how the Human Rights Act and rights currently protected through European Union (EU) policy and law are critical to protecting and supporting the children we work with."
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  • Children facing homelessness launch campaign to Change It! "Change It!" demand children facing homelessness as they launch campaign to end families being forced to live in B&Bs. Read more
  • New briefing on implementing children's rights We have published a new briefing on how well the UK is putting in place the right laws, mechanisms and structures to make sure the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is fully implemented.

    If a State is to make sure that all children, no matter their background or circumstance, have all their rights respected then it needs to put in place some specific things like a senior minster for children, who can champion children’s rights across government; an impact assessment process to assess how a policy or new law will affect the implementation of children’s rights; and an action plan to make sure it is doing all it can to make the rights set out in the CRC become a reality for children. Together these things are known as the General Measures of Implementation (GMIs).
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  • Children speak out on living in care We are pleased to announce the third in our series of briefings “Children speak out”. In this briefing children speak out on their experiences of living in care and talk about areas where their rights aren’t being met including; entering and leaving care; inadequate support from social workers; and problems in foster placements. Read more
  • 'State of Children’s Rights in England 2016' Report Read this year’s ‘State of Children’s Rights in England’ which finds that increasing numbers of children have been let down in 2016 and denied the basic things they need to develop and thrive. Read more