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Children now able to challenge rights violations at the United Nations

A new UN treaty, which will allow children to take a case to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child when they think their rights have been breached, will come into force in April 2014. The text of the treaty was adopted by the UN General Assembl…

Children’s Commissioner must report on influence of children’s views

The Government has amended its own legislation to ensure that the newly reformed Children’s Commissioner will need to report on how children’s views have influenced the Commissioner’s work. The amendments were introduced at Report stage of the…

Younger children to be given SEN and disability advice and information

Following pressure from members of the House of Lords and the Participation Works partnership, the Government tabled amendments to the Children and Families Bill to ensure that children under 16 are provided with the advice and information necessary…

National Youth Agency programme nominated for Youth Volunteering Award

The National Youth Agency’s innovative Think Big SAF programme has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

School for Parents to feature on BBC programme

KIDS' subsidiary charity, School for Parents, is to feature on BBC East Midlands Inside Out programme.

Government’s draft report to the UN is a missed opportunity

The Government’s next report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, due in January 2014, should tell the UN how well the UK has implemented the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Department for Education held a short consultatio…

Children continue to be failed as the system ignores their rights, says report

In the 11th State of Children’s Rights in England report, systematic failures in public services and national policy are exposed as causing too many children to fall through the human rights safety net.

BYC pledges support to youth led promise for 'Step up to Serve' Campaign for Youth Social Action

HRH The Prince of Wales recently launched an initiative, renamed Step up to Serve, with party leaders and 50 Young Ambassadors including representatives from BYC and UK Youth Parliament.

Nick Hurd MP praises UK Youth Parliament and hails young generation at Children & Young People Now Awards

Nick Hurd MP, the Minister for Youth Policy at the Cabinet Office, spoke of his admiration for the young people of the UK in a speech at the Children & Young People Now Awards, held on Wednesday 2th November in London.

Young women - challenge sexism and racism in music videos

The EVAW Coalition, Imkaan and Object have created a platform - Rewind&Reframe - for young women to blog and take action about sexism and racism in music videos.

Participation Works is a partnership of…
British Youth CouncilChildren's Rights Alliance for EnglandKIDSNational Council for Voluntary Youth ServicesNational Youth AgencyNCB