Equalities and Human Rights Commission submits report to the UN on children’s rights in Great Britain

Date: 10th December 2020
Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

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The report is part of the monitoring of the UK Government’s implementation of rights set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The report looks at the state of children’s rights and makes recommendations for change.

It shows that more children risk being pushed into poverty, educational inequalities are widening and children and young people are experiencing worsening mental health. The report also highlights concerns around the detention of children with autism and/or learning disabilities, and the treatment of children in the criminal justice system.

The recommendations for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to consider as part of the List of Issues Prior to Reporting covers:

  • The equality and human rights framework
  • Living standards
  • Education
  • Children in institutions
  • Youth justice
  • Refugee and migrant children
  • Health
  • Violence and personal safety

Read the report here.

Find out more about monitoring the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the reporting process here.

Find the article about Together’s report to the UN Committee here.