Source CRAE February 2023
In a new report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, as part of its examination of the UK, 97 children’s charities from across England warn that critical children’s rights issues must be urgently addressed by the UK Government to prevent worsening impacts on the most vulnerable children. You can read a summary of the report here.
Led by the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE), it sets out civil society’s assessment of how well the UK is respecting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and reveals that, due to Government failures, children’s rights have worsened in many areas since the UN’s last examination in 2016.
Although there have been some improvements, the report concludes that children remain worryingly low on the political agenda in England. Despite some progress to embed children’s rights in UK Government decision-making, their rights and voices are regularly overlooked. England is lagging behind other parts of the UK in taking forward its child rights obligations, with growing anti-rights rhetoric and plans to repeal the Human Rights Act presenting a grave and immediate threat to the rights of all children.
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Download the full report: UK implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child