Every state that has ratified the UNCRC is required to report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child ('the Committee') on how it is fulfilling its obligations under the Convention. This allows the Committee to assess what progress a state is making in implementing the Convention. This reporting process should happen once every five years.
Recently, States have been able to opt into a new procedure for reporting. This is called the "simplified reporting procedure". The UK opted in to the simplified procedure in August 2019 and its first review under the new procedure will take place in 2021-22. The former system was called the "standard reporting procedure".
There are fewer steps under the simplified reporting procedure than there were under the former procedure. Under the simplified procedure there are five steps (compared to six under the standard procedure):