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  • Invisible children: ignored by government and bearing the brunt of spending decisions Children’s charities today (Wednesday 1 July) launched a damning report highlighting how Government policies and spending decisions have failed to prioritise children. Based on the evidence in the report, children's charities are asking the Government to put children at the centre of decision-making, including in the forthcoming Budget. Read more Jul 2015
  • Blog- Running focus groups for See it, Say it, Change it This week’s blog is about children and young people leading research and why they feel it is important. It is written by 11 year-old Jade and 16 year-old Renee. Jade and Renee are sisters and members of the See it, Say it, Change it steering group. Read more Jul 2015
  • See it, Say it, Change it- blog post Blog posts on this page are written by Children and Young people from the steering group for the See it, Say it, Change it project. The project has supported children and young people to report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. The report was submitted on the 1st July.

    This week's BLOG is written by Anmol and is about the launch of the children's report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
    Read more Jul 2015
  • See it, Say it, Change it- film about children's report to UN CRAE's See it, Say it, Change it project has been supporting children in England to report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. This film is about how they have reserach and written the report and what they think needs to change Read more Jul 2015
  • Queen’s Speech The first Queen’s Speech of the new Parliament took place on Wednesday 27 May. There are several Bills of relevance to children’s rights. Read more Jun 2015
  • Shocking treatment of children in Rainsbrook In May 2015, Ofsted, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Care Quality Commission published a report on Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre (STC). Read more Jun 2015
  • Government plans to scrap Human Rights Act Following the General Election, CRAE is very concerned about Government plans to repeal the Human Rights Act (HRA) and replace it with a “British Bill of Rights”. Read more Jun 2015
  • See it Say it, Change it project update CRAE’s See it, Say it, Change it project is supporting children and young people to tell their side of the story as part of the UK Government’s forthcoming examination by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

    It has been a busy but very successful period for the project.
    Read more Jun 2015
  • New Ministers announced Following the UK General Election new government ministers have been confirmed. CRAE is disappointed that an opportunity has been missed to appoint a Cabinet Minister with specific responsibility for implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, especially as the UK is due to be examined on its child rights obligations next year. We welcome however, that responsibility for the CRC has been given to a more senior ministerial role than in the Coalition Government. Read more Jun 2015
  • Youth custody statistics show month on month increase The latest youth custody statistics have been released by the Youth Justice Board and show that as at March 2015, the population of the secure estate for children and young people, under the age of 18, was 1,004. This is an increase of 12 since February, but a decrease of 153 from March 2014. Read more Jun 2015