Topic: Uncrc

Parties for Play?

The UN (2016) has been clear – and a range of evidence confirms – that the UK government needs to commit to doing more for children’s play. This should include: protecting play space through a...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

UN links child-friendliness to environment

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s report of its General Discussion Day on children and the environment makes links between children’s freedom to play, and their ability to enjoy a healthy, sustainable environment....Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Portugal heads children’s rights index, while UK plummets

The KidsRights Index for 2017, published yesterday, has Portugal as the global frontrunner for recognising and protecting children’s rights, while the UK is among the seriously underperforming countries, falling from 11th to 156th place in just one year.   The international...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

An updated UNCRC for the digital age

UK children’s rights academic Sonia Livingstone has “edited” the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) to reflect the digital world in which we live today. The Convention was adopted in 1989 and, since...Read more
|Comment|author: Sonia Livingstone