New briefing on using children's rights in mental health policy work

By agency reporter
August 4, 2018

In 2016 the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the UN Committee) issued its report on the UK’s child rights record.  The Committee included specific recommendations on the need for the UK to strengthen and improve provision of mental health services for children and young people.  Concerns raised included the lack of sufficient mental health services for children and young people, insufficient levels of therapeutic community-based and age-appropriate services, and the need to pay particular attention to children at greater risk, including children living in poverty, children in care and children in contact with the criminal justice system.  

A new briefing from Children's Rights Alliance for England outlines how the UN Covention on the Rights of the Child is relevant for organisations engaging in policy and public affairs work on mental health for children and young people.  It is the fifth in a series of briefings and is part of a three-year project funded to build the capacity of the voluntary sector to use children’s rights arguments in their policy and public affairs work.

* Read the briefing here

* Children's Rights Alliance for England seeks the full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in England. Its vision is of a society where the human rights of all children are recognised and realised. http://www.crae.org.uk/

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