Children England provides a wide range of support to voluntary and community sector organisations working with children, young people and families.
In light of the Government’s anticipated plans to scale back our human rights laws, there is an opportunity to create a new “common sense” on human rights.
On international Children’s Day: We can’t realize children’s rights without giving them a voice – an article from our latest edition of Outlook, the magazine for Children England members.
How can we turn our own passion for children’s rights into public support and real implementation of them? How can we give children the influence they deserve over their communities, services and futures? How can Children England use our role as the independent voice of the children’s sector to strengthen your work and protect the values and resources we all rely on?
If mapped onto Maslow’s hierarchy, our government has set its policy and spending priorities for children from the top down, preserving school budgets in the belief that it is education that will achieve “self-actualisation”. Meanwhile, the pyramid’s very foundation stones, the things that every child needs before school can have any positive impact, are being demolished for far too many families.
It may be a political party initiating the process, but in the absence of any other party or government doing likewise, let’s not miss an opportunity to help children shape a fairer society.
Children in Scotland: “We assert the need for a fundamental improvement in family services across the UK that would enable the better integration of refugee, asylum seeking and migrant families within society, as well as benefiting all families.”