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New briefing - Using Children's Rights in Homelessness Policy

Author: Natalie Williams Date: October 2017

The past decade has seen a huge growth in numbers of children experiencing homelessness and being forced to live in temporary accommodation such as Bed and Breakfasts, often for long periods of time. Living in temporary accommodation can result in breaches of many key children’s rights.

Our new briefing explains how taking a children’s rights approach to homeless policy could help challenge and tackle some of these issues. It is the fourth in a series of briefings and is part of a three year project funded by the Baring Foundation to build the capacity of the voluntary sector to use children’s rights arguments in their policy and public affairs work.

Research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has found that human rights and anti-poverty work are rarely integrated into UK public policy. This is a missed opportunity.

Download the Homelessness briefing

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