This year sees the start of the UK’s examination under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and CRAE is leading the civil society submission informing the List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR).
The new Simplified Reporting Process (SRP) means governments have to prepare more focused submissions to UN human rights treaty monitoring processes as they are asked to report on fewer and more specific issues. These issues are set out in a document called the List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR) which is drafted by the relevant UN Committee. For more information about the SRP, download our new briefing.
For the UK’s forthcoming examination, the UN Committee will set out in the LOIPR what issues the Government should cover in its State Report. It is therefore crucial that we ensure the UN Committee receives a high-quality submission from civil society, which will help inform the LOIPR and ensure the UK Government is effectively held to account on its child rights obligations.
In order to inform the Civil Society submission, CRAE opened a call for written evidence for six weeks during August-September 2020. We were pleased to receive 32 written evidence submissions in total. We also held six thematic oral evidence sessions attended by 60 representatives of organisations.
We received written evidence from the following organisations:
- 5Rights Foundation
- Adoption UK
- Brighton & Hove Youth Participation Team
- Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE
- Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)
- Coram Children's Legal Centre, Migrant children's project
- ECPAT UK
- Friends, Families and Travellers
- Humanists UK
- Just Fair
- Michael Seiff Foundation
- Migrant and Refugee Children's Legal Unit (MiCLU)
- National Network of Designated Healthcare Professionals for Children (NNDHP)
- NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service)
- Project 17
- Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
- The Children's Society (TCS)
- The Traveller Movement
Read the written evidence submissions here.
We also received confidential or informal submissions from the following organisations:
- Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE)
- Article 39
- Child Rights International Network (CRIN)
- Children England
- Coram Family and Childcare
- London Play
- National Children’s Bureau (NCB)
- Refugee Council