Doing right by children
The majority of CRAE's publications set out detailed recommendations for upholding children's human rights in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Our latest publication - Doing right for children. Making a reality of children's rights in the family and juvenile justice - takes a different approach. It makes the case for a consistent rights-based approach to all law, policy and practice affecting children, and explores in depth the implications of a children's rights approach to the family and to juvenile justice. It discusses the values and attitudes underpinning a children's rights framework and reports on good practice in a variety of settings.
The publication was launched at a packed Parliamentary event on 8 June 2011. Speakers were:
- Maggie Atkinson, Children’s Commissioner for England
- Mariyam Iqbal, 11 year-old children’s rights activist
- Elda Moreno, Special Adviser to the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
- Carolyne Willow, former National co-ordinator of the Children’s Rights Alliance for England
CRAE is extremely grateful to the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation for funding this unique project. We are now establishing dialogue with Government to seek the implementation of the publication's key messages.