"CRAE's See it, Say it, Change it project has been supporting children in England to report (to) the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. This film is about how they have research(ed) and written the report and what they think needs to change. The report was submitted to the UN on the 1st July 2015, you can read the report in full HERE "
spending on services for children and families has fallen to 2006 levels, despite increasing need
many vulnerable children are no longer entitled to help with legal advice and representation costs, severely limiting their access to justice.
The report also finds that:an increasingly hostile environment aimed at migrants means many vulnerable children are facing more restrictive immigration policies, cutting them off from access to justice and from basic services...
an approved restraint hold is permitted on children in detention, despite serious medical risks
spending cuts have undermined both in-work and out-of-work support for families with children, and welfare reform has had a disproportionate impact on under-18s
the use of Taser on children has increased rapidly in recent years, without any specific training or guidance on this or detailed investigation into its physical or psychological effect on children
the UK continues to be the only country in Europe that recruits from age 16 to the armed forces – some of whom have a reading age of just five years.