Children’s Commissioner submission to UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Children’s Commissioner for England submitted evidence (PDF) to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in February 2017.  This included recommendations to inform the Committee’s examination of the UK Government’s progress towards implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The Commissioner recommended:

  • Better monitoring of violence against disabled children;
  • That the Government take action to improve public attitudes toward disabled children and to tackle related hate crimes; and,
  • That disabled children have a consultative role in developing policies which will affect their lives.