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  • New briefing - Using children's rights in mental health policy work Recent years have seen increased concern for the mental health of children and young people in Britain. Several reports have highlighted the growing unmet need for mental health support for children, the insufficient investment in much-needed services, and the delays and hurdles they face in accessing mental health support. Read more Aug 2018
  • 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 Jul 2018
  • 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 Jun 2018
  • 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 Jun 2018
  • EU (Withdrawal) Bill returns to Commons This week the EU (Withdrawal) Bill returns to the House of Commons to debate amendments passed in the House of Lords. One of the amendments passed by peers retained the Charter of Fundamental Rights, Read more Jun 2018
  • Children's rights and Brexit As the EU (Withdrawal) Bill continues it's parliamentary passage, CRAE has been working hard to ensure that children's rights are not diluted post Brexit.

    We were delighted that Peers voted to retain the Charter of Fundamental Rights, which includes important rights for children.
    Read more Apr 2018
  • Change it! Young Activist tells her story Eighteen-year-old Fowzia Ahmed describes the work of Change it! – a campaign led by children and young people who have experienced homelessness – and the experiences that led her to get involved. Read more Apr 2018
  • We are recruiting! We are looking for a Senior Policy and Public Affairs Advisor to lead our work on children and policing. The role will seek to influence policy and practice to improve the treatment of children by the police in London – particularly children with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. Read more Mar 2018
  • Children's Rights and the EU (withdrawal) Bill As the EU (withdrawal) Bill continues its parliamentary passage, we are backing a number of amendments to safeguard children's rights which are being debated today at Lord's Committee. Read more Feb 2018
  • 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.
    Read more Feb 2018