Children’s rights in Great Britain: submission to the UN (2023)


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  • UK Government and devolved administrations
  • organisations working on children’s rights in the UK

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First published: 24 Jan 2023

Image of the front page of the executive summary for EHRC's report on Children's Rights in Great Britain

This report looks at the state of children’s rights in Great Britain and makes recommendations for change. It covers a range of topics, including:

  • violence against children 

  • health and health services 

  • standard of living 

  • the right to education 

  • administration of child justice 

We submitted this report to the United Nations as part of our work on monitoring the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC); the international human rights treaty that protects the rights of children in all areas of life. This follows our last submission to the United Nations in 2020.

For further information on the CRC, please visit our human rights tracker.

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