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  • 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
  • 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