JCHR inquiry into the UK’s record on children’s rights

The Joint Committee on Human Rights launched an inquiry into the UK’s record on children’s rights. The inquiry follows the UK assessment of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, and will consider both the recommendations made by the Committee, as well as considering any implications for children’s rights of the Children and Social Work Bill.

Submissions of no more than 1,500 words are invited from interested groups and individuals on:

  • What they consider to be the most significant human rights issues for children in the UK
  • How the Government should respond to the UN Committee’s recommendations (or any of them in particular)
  • Which of the UN Committee’s recommendations should be treated as priorities for parliamentary follow up

The deadline for submitting was 7 October 2016.