'children's rights' blog posts:
6 Dec 2013
New antisocial behaviour laws pose threat to young people
Penelope Gibbs, chair of The Standing Committee for Youth Justice, explains why new anti-social behaviour laws particularly threaten children and teenagers with mental health issues.
26 Nov 2013
Children need greater protection from child sexual exploitation
Children are still falling prey to sexual predators despite the heightened awareness around child sexual exploitation, a report by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner has found.
11 Jul 2013
YoungMinds supports call to protect access to children's justice
YoungMinds is one of the signatories in a letter published by The Daily Telegraph warning of the dangers for children as a result of the Government's proposed changes to legal aid
26 Nov 2012
Section 136: What are my rights?
Following the recent news that children as young as 11 are being held in police cells because police think they are mentally ill, guest blogger Mental Health Cop explains rights under Section 136.
13 Nov 2012
Survey for parents of disabled children
Contact a Family needs help from parents of disabled children who may have been unofficially excluded from school.
21 Aug 2012
Young people - vote to prioritise mental health
Young people can vote for improved mental health services to be debated in the House of Commons in UK Youth Parliament ballot.
23 May 2012
Rights of the Child UK
Our press and public affairs officer reports from a coalition meeting
26 Apr 2012
Guest blog: Free school meals for all children in poverty
Brittany Ashenfelter from the Children's Society talks about their Fair and Square Campaign for free school meals for children in poverty
30 Mar 2012
Be brave - let our young people be an example
Daryl Nicholas, our South East VIK Regional Support Worker, discusses participation.
14 Feb 2012
Making rights a reality for every child
A compelling case is made for enshrining the rights of children into our law.