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  • Protecting and empowering children as human rights defenders In September the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the UN Committee) is holding a Day of General Discussion (DGD) on protecting and empowering children as human rights defenders. The purpose of DGDs is to ensure a deeper understanding of the contents and implications of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in relation to specific articles or issues. A wide variety of stakeholders usually attend including Representatives of governments, non-governmental organisations and United Nations human rights mechanisms. Read more
  • EU (Withdrawal) Bill 'ping pong' continues The EU (Withdrawal) Bill has returned once again to the House of Lords following the debate in the Commons last week. CRAE and our sister organisation Together, the Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights, are supporting Lord Pannick's continued efforts to ensure that rights aren't lost after we leave the EU. Read more
  • Children speak out on homelessness Our new report reveals the shocking conditions children are experiencing while living in Bed & Breakfasts and Temporary Accommodation. Children in England are being housed illegally in B&Bs for months on end leaving them at risk of sexual exploitation, developing mental and physical health problems and disrupting their education. 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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  • New briefing - Barriers and solutions to using children's rights approaches in policy Over the last few months, we have been conducting research to explore the barriers and solutions to using a children’s rights approach to policy. Our new briefing outlines the findings and suggests some potential solutions for how to embed a children’s rights approach to policy making across your organisation and the Government. Read more