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  • 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
  • Children’s Commissioners gives verdict on children’s rights On the same day CRAE submitted its reports to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Children’s Commissioners also gave their verdict on children’s rights in the UK.

    Read more Aug 2015
  • CRAE shortlisted for prestigious human rights award CRAE is delighted that our joint work to halt plans for a giant children’s prison – the so called ‘secure college’ - has been shortlisted for the prestigious Liberty Human Rights Campaign of the Year Award.

    The proposals for the secure college were included in the Criminal Justice and Courts Act but the Government confirmed in July they would not be going ahead.
    Read more Aug 2015
  • ‘Disappointing’ response to Education Committee’s Inquiry Neil Carmichael MP, the Chair of the Education Committee, has called the Government’s response to the previous Education Committee’s report Life Lessons: PSHE [Personal Social Health and Economics Education] and SRE [Sex and Relationships Education] ‘disappointing’. Read more Aug 2015
  • Plans for giant children’s prison dropped Following campaigning by CRAE and others, the Government has confirmed that it will not go ahead with plans to build a giant children’s prison – a so called secure college. A huge victory for children’s rights.
    Read more Aug 2015
  • Proposed changes to child poverty targets The Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015 passed its second reading in the House of Commons in late July 2015. Changes proposed in the Bill will affect children and families across England.
    Read more Aug 2015
  • National Advocacy Conference The 2015 event, the third national conference, offers you the opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the country and hear inspirational speakers who can really help develop your practice. Read more Aug 2015