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  • Getting ready's half the fun... Today we’re feeling excited! With members of the See it Say it Change it steering group getting ready to head to Geneva this week we thought we’d do some recapping and reminding. Read more Oct 2015
  • HMIP report finds deplorable conditions in child prison CRAE is extremely concerned about the findings of a new HMIP report in Cookham Wood. The report based on an unannounced inspection in May 2015 and published today, found widespread violence and fear. Read more Sep 2015
  • The refugee and migrant crisis – the Refugee Children’s Consortium’s response The Refugee Children's Consortium has published its response to the refugee and migrant crisis. Read more Sep 2015
  • HMIC reports on police role in keeping children safe Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has published a report, In harm's way: The role of the police in keeping children safe. In early 2014, HMIC began a national programme of child protection inspections. Since then, it has also undertaken a number of other inspections concerning vulnerable children. The report summarises the findings contained in the reports of all these inspections and considers the implications for future action. Read more Aug 2015
  • The Children’s Rights Alliance for England merges into Just for Kids Law On 5th August 2015 the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) merged into Just for Kids Law.

    CRAE and Just for Kids Law know that children’s rights are a powerful tool in making life better for children and young people and share the same ambition to achieve the full realisation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) which the UK ratified in 1991.

    Both charities believe that joining together will strengthen their work.
    Read more Aug 2015
  • Message to CRAE Members from Alison Marshall, previously Chair of CRAE following the merger of CRAE into Just for Kids Law Dear CRAE Members,

    Thank you again for your support for CRAE: our work for children's rights is going well. We are looking ahead to the autumn when CRAE’s co-directors and children from our See it, Say it Change it project will be visiting the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva to give evidence on the UK’s children’s rights record and starting a new project in partnership with Just for Kids Law on how to develop a youth justice system that puts children, and their rights, at its heart.

    With all the recent reports about the closure of Kids Company and the news that the British Association of Adoption and Fostering has also closed with elements of its service going to Coram, I'm very glad that CRAE is continuing to drive change for children's rights. I'm pleased to say we've had really positive messages from CRAE's funders, such as the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, about CRAE merging into Just for Kids Law.
    Read more Aug 2015
  • UN Committee expresses concern about Human Rights Act plans In July 2015, the UN expressed concern about:

    ‘a reported plan to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 and replace it with a new Bill of Rights for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and that such a development will weaken the degree of protection afforded to the rights enshrined in the Covenant, within the domestic legal order’.

    The comments come in a report published by the UN Human Rights Committee, which assessed the UK Government’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
    Read more Aug 2015
  • Children’s Commissioner announces her priorities On 8th July 2015, the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, launched Ambitious for Children, setting out her priorities for the next five years. Read more Aug 2015
  • The Summer Budget 2015 and its implications for children On 8th July 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered the Summer Budget 2015. Read more Aug 2015
  • The Harris Review publishes report on self-inflicted deaths in custody The Harris Review: Changing Prisons, Changing Lives has been published by the Ministry of Justice. The Review looked at self-inflicted deaths in custody of 18 to 24 year-olds. It examined in detail the lives of 87 young people, who died between April 2007 and December 2013.
    Read more Aug 2015