Using children's rights in mental health policy work

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.

Our new briefing outlines how the UN Covention on the Rights of the Child is relevant for organisations engaging in policy and public affairs work on mental health for children and young people.  It is the fifth in a series of briefings and is part of a three-year project funded by The Baring Foundation to build the capacity of the voluntary sector to use children’s rights arguments in their policy and public affairs work.