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  • CRAE responds to publication of David Lammy review CRAE responds to the publication of the Lammy Review report on the overrepresentation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the criminal justice system. Read more
  • CRAE Briefing on Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility On Friday 8th September members of the House of Lords will debate a Private Members Bill (introduced by Lord Dholakia) which aims to raise the age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales to 12 years old (currently it is 10).

    CRAE and Just for Kids Law have written a briefing for parliamentarians explaining why we believe that the current age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales is too low and why we think it represents a breach of the Government’s obligations to protect children's rights under international law.
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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 - 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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  • Children speak out on living in care We are pleased to announce the third in our series of briefings “Children speak out”. In this briefing children speak out on their experiences of living in care and talk about areas where their rights aren’t being met including; entering and leaving care; inadequate support from social workers; and problems in foster placements. Read more