The UN last examined how well the UK is implementing the treaty in May 2016 and published its recommendations in June 2016. These included:
- enhancing the status of the CRC and incorporating the treaty into UK domestic law
- re-establishing targets for the reduction of child poverty, and assessing the cumulative impact of social security reforms on children
- collecting comprehensive data on children’s mental health and increasing investment in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
- reducing the impact of social background or disabilities on children’s educational achievement
- ensuring meaningful sexual and reproductive health education is part of the mandatory school curriculum
- strengthening protections of the rights of asylum-seeking, refugee and migrant children
- raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility
- abolishing the use of restraint against children for disciplinary purposes
Convention on the Rights of the Child
Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000
- view Article 1 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
- view the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000
- view the Children (Leaving Care) Act (Northern Ireland) 2002
- view the Sexual Offences Act 2003
- view the Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008
- view the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005
- view section 53 of the Children Act 2004
- view section 3(3) of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995
Childrens Rights Abuses.
Child sex abuse victims failed by justice system, say MPs in cross-party report
Violence against children and children’s rights.
FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WITHOUT RIGHTS IS A CARE SYSTEM THAT DOESN’T CARE.