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  • Blog: Invisible children CRAE's blog to mark international children's day on 20 November 2015 Read more
  • Children speak out about children's rights on international children's day Today is international Children’s Day 2015, a day devoted to promoting the welfare of children worldwide. It is also the anniversary of the day on which the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1989. The UK Government ratified the CRC in 1991, nearly 25 years ago but children in England are still not getting their rights met. Read more
  • Blog: Violence Against Children: Neglect, Harm and Abuse Violence against children happens; not just in lesser economically developed countries but in developed countries too, most importantly ours. Read more
  • Children's human rights and housing CRAE's factsheet on children's human rights and housing has been written for colleagues working in NGOs and charities supporting children and homeless families. It aims to:

    • equip you with knowledge about children’s human rights, particularly the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and how they apply to work on housing issues;
    • encourage you to integrate arguments based on children’s human rights into policy work and campaigning for better housing for homeless children and their families.
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  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the digital world On the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) the House of Lords will debate the impact of the digital and online world on children and young people's Convention rights. Baroness Kidron will lead a debate about how children's rights can be protected and promoted in the digital age. Our joint briefing with NCB provides an overview of the key issues and evidence. Read more
  • Legal advice on use of force in secure colleges CRAE sought legal advice on proposals for the use of force in secure colleges. We instructed solicitors at Bindmans LLP to seek independent legal advice from Martin Chamberlain QC and Max Schaefer on the lawfulness of allowing guards in secure colleges to use force in order to maintain "good order and discipline" in secure colleges. Read more