Thousands of children across the country have sent messages to the Prime Minister on cardboard and paper footprints, to mark the start of a year of action on children's rights. The messages were hand delivered to Downing Street by children and young people this morning, marking the 20th anniversary of the UK making a legally binding agreement with the United Nations to uphold the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
A report from the Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) today accuses the coalition Government of systematically breaching international law that protects children's rights. Ministers are flouting The Ministerial Code which requires them to act in accordance with international law and their treaty obligations.
Children's rights campaigners will argue in the High Court today that the authorities have a duty to notify former detainees of secure training centres (STCs) that they may have been unlawfully restrained and are entitled to compensation and other forms of redress. The two-day hearing coincides with new statistics being released to Parliament showing that Government officials have been handed 285 separate reports of children's lives being endangered and of restraint leading to serious injuries and hospitalisation in the four STCs since 2006.
Friday 16 December 2011 is the 20th anniversary of the UK Government ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We want YOU to help us celebrate and push for even more change for children - by sending your footprint to 10 Downing Street!
Members of the National Assembly for Wales have voted for a new law to remove the "reasonable punishment" defence for assaults against children. If the plans go ahead it would make Wales the first country in the UK to give children the same protection that adults already enjoy under the law on assault.< Previous 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526 Next >