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  • 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
  • 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 Nov 2017
  • 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. Read more Oct 2017
  • Report on UK human rights record adopted by UN Today the report of the UK’s examination under Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was adopted by the Human Rights Council. Find out which recommendations the UK Government accepted and read our joint statement to the UN. Read more Sep 2017
  • CRAE responds to publication of David Lammy review CRAE responds to the publication of the Lammy Review report on the overrepresentation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the criminal justice system. Read more Sep 2017
  • CRAE Briefing on Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility On Friday 8th September members of the House of Lords will debate a Private Members Bill (introduced by Lord Dholakia) which aims to raise the age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales to 12 years old (currently it is 10).

    CRAE and Just for Kids Law have written a briefing for parliamentarians explaining why we believe that the current age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales is too low and why we think it represents a breach of the Government’s obligations to protect children's rights under international law.
    Read more Sep 2017