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  • The Charter of Fundamental Rights and children Today, 21st November, MPs will debate amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill which will preserve the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. As the Bill currently stands the Charter will be abandoned despite all other EU law being transposed into UK law. Read more
  • Using Children's Rights in Homelessness Policy 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. Read more
  • Report on UK human rights record adopted by UN Today the report of the UK’s examination under Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was adopted by the Human Rights Council. Find out which recommendations the UK Government accepted and read our joint statement to the UN. Read more
  • New briefing - Using Children's Rights in Homelessness Policy 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 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 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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