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  • Briefings on House of Lords debate on permanent housing after COVID Author: Kady Murphy and Giana Rosa Date: May 2020 Read our two briefings highlighting our concerns about care experienced young people who are at risk of homelessness and families who are homeless for the short debate in the House of Lords on supporting people previously homeless into permanent housing after the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more
  • Parliamentary debate on school exclusions Author: Alex Temple Date: February 2020 Read our briefing for a Westminster Hall debate on school exclusions on the 27th February 2020. Read more
  • State of Children's Rights 2018 Author: Giana Rosa, Louise King, Maria Stephens, Lianne Smith Date: March 2019 Our annual State of Children’s Rights in England 2018 report takes a look back at the past year to assess how well the government is respecting children’s rights. Read more
  • Using children's rights in mental health policy work Author: Giana Rosa Date: August 2018 Recent years have seen increased concern for the mental health of children and young people in Britain. Several reports have highlighted the growing unmet need for mental health support for children, the insufficient investment in much-needed services, and the delays and hurdles they face in accessing mental health support. Read more
  • Children speak out on homelessness Date: June 2018 Our new report reveals the shocking conditions children are experiencing while living in Bed & Breakfasts and Temporary Accommodation. Children in England are being housed illegally in B&Bs for months on end leaving them at risk of sexual exploitation, developing mental and physical health problems and disrupting their education. Read more
  • State of Children's Rights in England 2017 Author: Natalie Williams, Louise King, Maria Stephens, Anna Edmundson, Lianne Smith Date: December 2017 State of Children's Rights in England 2017 Read more
  • New briefing - Using Children's Rights in Homelessness Policy Author: Natalie Williams Date: October 2017 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.
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  • New briefing - Barriers and solutions to using children's rights approaches in policy Author: Natalie Williams Date: July 2017 Over the last few months, we have been conducting research to explore the barriers and solutions to using a children’s rights approach to policy. Our new briefing outlines the findings and suggests some potential solutions for how to embed a children’s rights approach to policy making across your organisation and the Government. Read more
  • Child friendly versions of the Concluding Observations Author: Louise King Date: July 2017 These two pamphlets, funded by the Department for Education, summarise the 2016 Concluding Observations in child-friendly language. One is aimed at younger children aged between 7 and 11 years and the other for children aged between 12 and 17 years. Read more