Together takes the helm at Rights of the Child UK (ROCK) Coalition!

Date: 8th April 2024
Category: General measures of implementation, General principles

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Together is delighted to announce that we have taken on the role as Chair of the Rights of the Child (UK) Coalition. This new role has been made possible thanks to funding from Cattanach.

The Rights of the Child UK (ROCK) is a coalition of voluntary organisations and individuals from across the UK, working together to campaign for the full incorporation of the UNCRC into law.

The steering group includes Together, Unicef UK, Child Rights Alliance for England, the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People, and the Children’s Law Centre (Northern Ireland).

Together is excited to be planning a ROCK Conference for later this year – the first in-person event for the coalition since lockdown. Look out for more news and updates in our e-newsletter and social media!

In this brand new section of our newsletter, we will be highlighting stories from across the UK that will help to further ROCK’s aims of achieving:

  • Active recognition and realisation of children’s rights in the UK through incorporation of the UNCRC into law (devolved and UK level)
  • Identify and act upon opportunities for the incorporation of the UNCRC into law. To develop a detailed position on how incorporation may be achieved and a strategy to achieve it, taking into account international developments.
  • To work together to maximise the opportunities to strengthen children's rights that are presented by proposals from the UK Government, the devolved administrations and opposition parties for a British (or UK) Bill of Rights or similar instrument, and to guard against any threats to children's rights that are posed by the proposals.