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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Unlocking Children’s Rights: New Children’s Rights Resource from Coram Coram Children’s Legal Centre has developed an innovative new training resource to strengthen the capacity of professionals in the EU, to fulfil the rights of vulnerable children. Read more Feb 2017
  • Evidence to Children and Social Work Bill Committee Read CRAE and Unicef UK's joint evidence submission to the Children and Social Work Bill Public Bill Committee to support an amendment for a child rights duty for public authorities which will be debated on the 10th January 2017. Read more Jan 2017
  • Press release -Time to act: charity urges Government to tackle England’s poor record on children Our new report, State of Children's Rights in England, finds that increasing numbers of children have been let down in 2016 and denied the basic things they need to develop and thrive.

    Our annual assessment of what life is like for children in England finds that they are bearing the brunt of the Government's spending decisions and ewelfare cuts. Increasing numbers of children will go into 2017 without a permanent roof over their head or living illegally in cramped, dirty and unsafe Bed and Breakfast accomodation.
    Read more Dec 2016