CRAE briefing: Using Children’s Rights in Homelessness Policy

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The past decade has seen a huge growth in numbers of children experiencing homelessness and being forced to live in temporary accommodation. Living in temporary accommodation can result in breaches of many key children’s rights.

In an October 2017 briefing, CRAE explains how taking a children’s rights approach to homeless policy could help challenge and tackle some of these issues.

Court of Appeal judgement: ‘a child is foremost a child before he or she is a refugee’

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The Court of Appeal have restated the principle that ‘a child is foremost a child before he or she is a refugee.’This was part of a July 2017 judgement from Lord Justice Underhill  and Lord Justice Gross. The guidance aims to ensure that children and other vulnerable persons have an effective right of access to Immigration and Asylum Tribunals, and a voice in the proceedings.