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  • Invisible children: ignored by government and bearing the brunt of spending decisions Children’s charities today (Wednesday 1 July) launched a damning report highlighting how Government policies and spending decisions have failed to prioritise children. Based on the evidence in the report, children's charities are asking the Government to put children at the centre of decision-making, including in the forthcoming Budget. Read more
  • Blog- Running focus groups for See it, Say it, Change it This week’s blog is about children and young people leading research and why they feel it is important. It is written by 11 year-old Jade and 16 year-old Renee. Jade and Renee are sisters and members of the See it, Say it, Change it steering group. Read more
  • See it, Say it, Change it- blog post Blog posts on this page are written by Children and Young people from the steering group for the See it, Say it, Change it project. The project has supported children and young people to report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. The report was submitted on the 1st July.

    This week's BLOG is written by Anmol and is about the launch of the children's report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
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  • 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