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  • Minister announces unprecedented programme of measures to embed the CRC We welcome the programme of measures that the Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families, Edward Timpson MP, has announced, to embed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) into national and local policy making. 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
  • Exploring the use of child rights arguments in the voluntary sector We have started a series of interviews, exploring why voluntary sector organisations do and do not use child rights or human rights arguments in their direct advocacy and public affairs work 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
  • Holding Government to account under UPR This spring, the UK Government will be examined under Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This is a mechanism of the Human Rights Council which assesses how well a State is implementing its human rights obligations. Read more Feb 2017
  • New General Comment on Inclusive Education The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has issued a General Comment on the right to inclusive education. Read more Feb 2017
  • Government to put Bill of Rights plan on hold The Justice Minister, Oliver Healed MP QC, has confirmed that plans for a British Bill of Rights have been put on hold until after Brexit. Read more Feb 2017
  • Children in custody CRAE has long advocated for a child-focused justice system that protects children’s rights (as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) and we contributed to Charlie Taylor’s independent review of the youth justice system. In December 2016, his final report was published at the same time as the Government response. Read more Feb 2017