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  • UK urged to improve children’s rights record under UPR Last Thursday (May 4th 2017), the UK was examined on its human rights record under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). We are delighted that as a result of our joint lobbying with Together, the Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights and the Welsh UNCRC Monitoring Group, that a quarter of the 226 recommendations in this cycle are focused on children, compared to 16% in 2012. Read more May 2017
  • CRAE calls on Party leaders to safeguard children's rights Following the announcement of a snap General Election, CRAE has written to the leaders of the the main political parties calling on them to safeguard children's rights.

    In a joint letter with our sister organisations Together, the Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights, and the Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group we write:

    "The future of human rights protections for children is uncertain. As children’s rights alliances, which between us represent over 350 organisations across England, Wales and Scotland, we want to highlight how the Human Rights Act and rights currently protected through European Union (EU) policy and law are critical to protecting and supporting the children we work with."
    Read more May 2017
  • BLOG: Bed and Breakfasts are not homes: our Change It! campaign on children's rights and homelessness Steering Group member Rozita blogs about children's rights, homelessness and why ChangeIt! are campaigning for homes for children. Read more Feb 2017
  • BLOG: Growing up in a Bed and Breakfast ChangeIt! Steering Group member Anmol blogs about what it is like for children to grow up in B&Bs. Read more Feb 2017
  • Children facing homelessness launch campaign to Change It! "Change It!" demand children facing homelessness as they launch campaign to end families being forced to live in B&Bs. Read more Feb 2017
  • New General comment on adolescent rights The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN Committee) has published a new General Comment on implementation of the rights of a child during adolescents. Read more Feb 2017
  • New youth rights movement launched A new initiative, Make Our Rights Reality (MORR), coordinated by Youth Access, was launched in January. MORR is a national project, aiming to teach young people (aged 15 to 25) about their rights and to give them a voice to challenge injustice. Read more Feb 2017
  • Change it! - New child-led campaign launching soon Following the publication of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations on the UK, we supported our See it, Say it, Change it steering group to select a campaign issue based on the UN Committee’s recommendations. After much deliberation and discussion the group decided to focus on homelessness. Read more Feb 2017
  • New publications from CRAE CRAE published two new briefings in our Children Speak Out series on transgender issues and policing and criminal justice. In December, to coincide with International Human Rights Day, we also published our flagship annual report State of Children’s Rights in England 2016. Read more Feb 2017
  • Children’s rights and policing CRAE has been working to improve police treatment of children and young people in London through our own policy and campaigning work and by supporting and co-ordinating the campaigning of other voluntary sector organisations. Read more Feb 2017