childrens rights

UK Children's Commissioners' midterm report to the UK State Party on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Midterm report by the four Children's Commissioners that has been written in the context of their continued and ongoing dialogue with each UK administration and tier of government.

It is not a comprehensive assessment of every Article in the UNCRC. Instead it has collected evidence from their work focused on five areas: participation, disabled children, child poverty, children seeking asylum and juvenile justice. Where there is evidence it affirms progress but where there is demonstrable lack of improvement in children and young people’s lives, concerns are voiced.

Social care inspection: the children’s audit - a report of children’s views

Report of a web survey to ask children for their views and experiences of recent Ofsted inspections of their children’s homes or boarding schools. Homes and schools that were recently inspected were written to, and asked to pass on invitations to children there to fill in the survey. The survey ran from January to February 2011.

Family justice review: the children's verdict

Children's views on the recommendations of the Family Justice Review Panel, 2011.

Messages for Munro: a report of children's views collected for Professor Eileen Munro

Report which gives the views of children in care and care leavers at three separate events held to find out children’s views for the review being carried out by Professor Eileen Munro. The professor was present at all three events to hear the views of the children at first hand.

Children on the edge of care

A report of children’s views by the Children’s Rights Director for England.

Use of force on children in custody: submission to Lord Carlile of Berriew QC's 2011 public hearing

Detail of the submission to Lord Carlile of Berriew QC's 2011 public hearing on the use of force on children in custody, with a view to implementing and enforcing a much better children's rights system.

Children and young people's healthcare rights: a resource pack

Children and young people are entitled to be involved in making choices and decisions when it comes to using healthcare services. However, not all children and young people are aware of their rights and responsibilities in these settings. This resource pack has been designed to enable you to help children and young people address this. It provides a structured approach to discussing healthcare services and healthcare rights with children and young people.

Basic legal principles of child law

Recording of Professor Kenneth Norrie, Professor of Law, University of Strathclyde speaking at the Fred Stone Memorial Conference, Glasgow, May 2010.

Children's hearing system: secondary teaching pack

These materials are intended to support teachers and pupils through their learning about the Children’s Hearings system. In preparing these, the aim has been to provide materials for use in the classroom within the PSE, Citizenship and Modern Studies curricula which will provide accurate information about the Hearings system and help pupils to gain a better understanding of the key issues.

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Document containing the full text of all the articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.