childrens rights

Report by the Northern Ireland Government on progress towards the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Northern Ireland.

Report by the UK Government on progress towards the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in its overseas territories and dependencies.

Consultation document seeking views on the draft Scottish Government response to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's 'concluding observations' on the UK's record on ensuring the rights of all children.

This resource is the seventh in a series of lectures designed to honour the memory and achievement of Lord Kilbrandon who wrote one of the most influential policy statements on how a society should deal with 'children in trouble'. This lecture examines modern childhood and the image of the child in society.

Article which summarises the methods and findings of a study which examined the role of social care professionals in extended schools and children's centres. It was found that the extended school environment can help strengthen multi-agency relationships. The research was conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research.

This is a practical guide about how to consult with children and young people on policy related issues. It is written for community workers, youth workers, teachers, local authority workers, facilitators and other organisations and individuals working with children and young people. It is also for children and young people themselves who may be involved or interested in organising a consultation exercise.[Feb 2008 - no longer available from Save the Children]

In the last seven years the number of children locked up on remand has increased by 41%. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child says that imprisonment should only be used as a measure of last resort. This report on the overuse of remand for children is based on information gathered from a number of sources: interviews with senior practitioners and sentencers; a literature review of research and statistics; a survey of bail and remand officers; a national seminar. It discusses why the problem has arisen and presents a series of twelve policy and practice solutions.

Despite tough times ahead, there is still political consensus around the goal to end child poverty. Based on new projections taking account of the recession, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has updated its assessment of what it will take to meet the government targets to halve child poverty by 2010 and eradicate it by 2020.