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  • CRPD Committee sets out information request to UK The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has published its List of Issues ahead of the UK examination later in the summer. Read more Jun 2017
  • Political parties set out manifesto commitments to protect children’s rights All the main parties have set out their commitment to safeguard children’s human rights in their General Election manifestos after we wrote to them with our sister organisations Together, the Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights, and the Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group. Read more Jun 2017
  • Change it! update The Change it! Campaign has made great progress in the last six months. Read more Jun 2017
  • A better Brexit for young people? My Life My Say (MLMS) is a national, non-partisan, youth-led movement which is working to secure a better Brexit for young people. Their aim is to stimulate young people’s engagement in politics by facilitating their involvement in decision-making processes and by evolving relationships between young people and decision-makers. Read more Jun 2017
  • CRAE co-chairing CRC Action Group We are delighted that CRAE has been asked to co-chair a new UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Action Group alongside a senior civil servant from the Department for Education. Read more Jun 2017
  • New toolkit to support children with SEND to make own decisions The Council for Disabled Children recently produced a decision-making toolkit for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Read more Jun 2017
  • Working to safeguard children’s rights post Brexit In April, CRAE was pleased to be elected as the Eurochild National Partner Network (NPN) for England at its General Assembly. Read more Jun 2017
  • Time to lower the voting age to 16 – guest blog The UK will go to the polls on June 8th but 16 and 17 year olds are yet again being denied the right to vote. In this special guest blog, ahead of the General Election, Tommy Peto, from the University of Oxford, argues why it’s time to lower the voting age to 16.
    Read more Jun 2017
  • 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