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  • EU (Withdrawal) Bill reaches the House Lords CRAE has been working across the children’s sector to ensure that Brexit does not result in children’s rights being diluted. Ahead of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill’s Second Reading in the House of Lords, on 30th and 31st January, three joint briefings were circulated to Peers on key child rights issues.
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  • Press Release - Thousands of vulnerable children being put in harm’s way by public institutions Some of England’s most vulnerable children are being needlessly put in harm’s way because their safety and wellbeing is ignored whilst the Government is focused on Brexit. So says State of Children’s Rights 2017, a new report which has found that the Government is not doing enough to stop young children being: Read more
  • The Charter of Fundamental Rights and children Today, 21st November, MPs will debate amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill which will preserve the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. As the Bill currently stands the Charter will be abandoned despite all other EU law being transposed into UK law. 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