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  • CRAE is recruiting a Senior Policy Advisor CRAE is recruiting a Senior Policy Advisor to join CRAE at an exciting time, as we prepare for the UK Government’s forthcoming examination by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Read more Feb 2016
  • Just Children Youth Event Just Children Event for Children and Young People,
    Saturday 13th February 2016 1pm-3pm.

    The Just Children project aims to transform the current youth justice system from adversarial and punitive to child-rights centred and welfare oriented.
    Read more Jan 2016
  • UN publishes List of Issues for UK child rights examination In November, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the UN Committee) published its List of Issues as part of the UK’s examination on its child rights obligations. This is a formal document given to States Parties which sets out where the UN Committee would like more information on particular issues. The information received helps it inform what questions it will ask a government during the examination session. Read more Dec 2015
  • Bid to overturn Commons vote on lowering the voting age fails An attempt by Labour to overturn the House of Commons vote, which barred 16 and 17 year-olds from taking part in the European Union Referendum, has failed. Read more Dec 2015
  • Do you have case studies on the Human Rights Act? CRAE is mobilising the children’s sector to speak out on defending the Human Rights Act, which provides vital protection for children. Read more Dec 2015
  • Spending Review – Government tax credit U turn but families still worse In the recent Spending Review, the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced the highly publicised U-turn on working tax credits but cuts to other tax credits will still go ahead. Read more Dec 2015
  • Martin Narey to lead review of residential care system The Prime Minister and the Secretary for State for Education have announced a review of children’s residential care, led by Sir Martin Narey. Read more Dec 2015
  • UNCESCR publishes List of Issues on UK examination The UN has published its List of Issues for the examination of the UK Government on implementation of the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights taking place next summer. This is a formal document given to States Parties which sets out where the UN Committee would like more information on particular issues. The information received helps it inform what questions it will ask a government during the examination session. Read more Dec 2015
  • Universal Children’s Day The 20th November is Universal Children’s Day, a day devoted to promoting the welfare of children worldwide and the anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the UN General Assembly in 1989. The UK Government ratified the CRC over 25 years ago, in 1991, yet many children in the UK still do not get their rights met. Read more Dec 2015
  • Child abuse in the family The Children’s Commissioner for England has published the first report of her Inquiry into child sexual abuse within the family environment. The report, Protecting Children from harm: A critical assessment of child sexual abuse in the family network and priorities for action, outlines the findings of the first phase of the Inquiry, which aimed to assess the scale and nature of child sexual abuse in the family environment. Read more Dec 2015