CRAE briefing: Using Children’s Rights in Homelessness Policy

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.

This briefing is part of a three-year project to build the capacity of the voluntary sector to use children’s rights arguments in their policy and public affairs work.

The briefing answers the following questions:

  • What is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)?
  • What is a children’s rights approach?
  • How are children’s human rights relevant to housing?
  • What are the benefits and barriers to using a children’s rights approach to policy making?

Read the full briefing (pdf).