The Children’s Rights Alliance for England has today (19 Feb 2010) written to the Joint Committee on Human Rights regarding a recent Government amendment to the Children, Schools and Families Bill.
The Children's Rights Alliance for England strongly welcomes the news that the Co-operative now backs votes at 16.
On Tuesday 2 February at an event in Parliament, Get ready activists called on the Government to do more to protect and respect children’s rights.
On 27 January, the Government told Parliament that guidance for the new public sector equality duty on age will include children. The duty’s provisions on age mean that public service providers will need to have due regard to the need to advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people of all ages, including children.
In a move welcomed by children’s rights organisations, the 11 and 12 year-old brothers who were sentenced today for grave attacks on two boys in Edlington in April 2009 will not be named following the refusal by the judge in Sheffield Crown Court of a media application to lift reporting restrictions. However, the Children’s Rights Alliance for England believes the indefinite sentence passed on the two boys violates international legal requirements to make child custody a genuine last resort for the shortest possible period of time, and to prioritise rehabilitation when dealing with child offenders. The decision to place the young boys' names on the sex offenders' register is wholly inappropriate and unnecessary.< Previous 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526 Next >