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  • New child friendly resources on children's rights Today we are excited to launch two publications for children and young people on how well the UK is respecting children’s rights.

    Funded by the Department for Education, the two pamphlets summarise the Concluding Observations – the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s verdict on how well the UK is respecting children’s rights - in child-friendly language.
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  • Joint Briefing on Brexit and Children Ahead of the debates on the Queen's Speech next week, we've joined up with leading children's organisations in England to publish a briefing on the impact of Brexit on children. Read more
  • CRAE Press Statement on increase in Taser officers CRAE responds to the announcement from the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police that more officers will be trained to use Taser. 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