Our story

The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) was set up in 1991 when the UK Government ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It works with around 100 members to promote children’s rights and monitor government implementation of the CRC.

We believe that human rights are a powerful tool in making life better for children. We fight for children’s rights by listening to what they say, carrying out research to understand what children are going through and using the law to challenge those who violate children’s rights. We campaign for the people in power to change things for children. And we empower children and those who care about children to push for the changes that they want to see.

We work closely with our equivalent children's rights organisations in other parts of the UK and are part of a global movement of children's rights alliances monitoring implementation of the CRC across the world.