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  • New summary - The Concluding Observations of the UN Committee of the Rights of the Child 2016 Our new briefing summarises the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's Concluding Observations (final recommendations) from the UK’s 2016 examination on how well it is implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read more
  • "You're hurting me, you're not listening": children speak out about policing and youth justice Children and young people have spoken out about their experiences of policing and the criminal justice system and called for change.

    CRAE's briefing draws on a survey and in-depth focus group consultations with nearly 1,000 children and young people across England. The research was directed and led by children and young people on CRAE’s See It, Say It, Change It project and revealed distressing details about children’s treatment at the hands of the police and youth justice system.
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  • CRAE highlights child rights issues for UK examination under UPR CRAE is working with our sister organisations Together, the Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights, and the Wales UNCRC Monitoring group to ensure that children's rights issues are featured in the UK Government examination under Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Read more
  • Children speak out on transgender issues We are pleased to announced the first in our new series of briefings “Children speak out” which builds upon the findings of the research in the children and young people’s report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Read more
  • Children and Social Work Bill Briefing The Children and Social Work Bill has recently entered the House of Lords, with the first day of Committee Stage taking place on Wednesday 29th June where Peers will discuss amendments to the Bill. We have produced a briefing on an amendment for a child rights duty to be placed on public authorities. Read more
  • UN CRC Committee's Concluding Observations 2016 The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its verdict on the UK’s child rights record. In its Concluding Observations the UN Committee raised concern across a large number of areas. Read more