Yesterday, Green MP Caroline Lucas asked the Justice Secretary whether there should be a ban on corporal punishment in privately-run child prisons and young offender institutions, following the release of the Physical Control in Care Manual to CRAE. She also probed whether Ministers plan to establish a public inquiry to investigate the extent to which children's rights under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights have been upheld.
Read our statement on the release of the Physical Control in Care Manual which governs the use of restraint and staff self defence in privately-run child prisons.
The Government has announced today (12 July) that Dr John Dunford, currently General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, will undertake a review of the Office of Children's Commissioner. In the announcement, Education Secretary Michael Gove emphasised both the Government’s commitment to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and its belief that ‘it is vital that children and young people have a strong, independent advocate to champion their interests and views and to promote their rights’. CRAE's national co-ordinator, Carolyne Willow, says:
Today, the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) launches a consultation with its members – including children – to find out which laws they can’t wait to remove to benefit children and young people, and which laws they’d like to see put in place to reinstate lost rights.
The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) strongly opposes today's (7 July) announcement that schools will be given extensive new powers to search children without their consent.< Previous 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526 Next >