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  • 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
  • New briefing on implementing children's rights Author: CRAE Date: May 2017 We have published a new briefing on how well the UK is putting in place the right laws, mechanisms and structures to make sure the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is fully implemented.

    If a State is to make sure that all children, no matter their background or circumstance, have all their rights respected then it needs to put in place some specific things like a senior minster for children, who can champion children’s rights across government; an impact assessment process to assess how a policy or new law will affect the implementation of children’s rights; and an action plan to make sure it is doing all it can to make the rights set out in the CRC become a reality for children. Together these things are known as the General Measures of Implementation (GMIs).
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  • Children speak out on living in care Date: April 2017 We are pleased to announce the third in our series of briefings “Children speak out”. In this briefing children speak out on their experiences of living in care and talk about areas where their rights aren’t being met including; entering and leaving care; inadequate support from social workers; and problems in foster placements. Read more
  • 'State of Children’s Rights in England 2016' Report Author: Natalie Williams, Louise King, Anna Edmunson and Catherine Franks Date: December 2016 Read this year’s ‘State of Children’s Rights in England’ which finds that increasing numbers of children have been let down in 2016 and denied the basic things they need to develop and thrive. Read more
  • Children Speak Out on Policing and Criminal Justice Date: October 2016 Children and young people have spoken out about their experiences of policing and the criminal justice system and called for change.

    CRAE's new briefing draws on a survey and in-depth focus group consultations with nearly 1,000 children and young people across England. It revealed distressing details about children’s treatment at the hands of the police and youth justice system.
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