Purpose Youth empowerment
|Type Pressure group|
Region served England
|Motto CRAE protects the human rights of children by lobbying government and others who hold power, by bringing or supporting test cases and by using regional and international human rights mechanisms.|
Headquarters 94 White Lion St London N1 9PF
Children's Rights Alliance For England (CRAE) is a London-based pressure group.
CRAE was set up in 1991 after the UK ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in order to monitor the UK Government's commitment to upholding the document. They aim to protect the human rights of children in the UK by lobbying government and others who hold power. They also bring or support test cases and use regional and international human rights mechanisms. They provide free legal information and advice to Young people, raise awareness of children’s human rights, and undertake research about children’s access to their rights. As such they are a member of The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS) which is an England-wide organisation which supports and promotes the work of youth groups and charities. CRAE publish an annual review of the State of children's rights in England.
Get Ready for Geneva and Get Ready for Change
From April 2007 CRAE wrote a report on and tried influence the UK's response to the Convention on the Rights of the Child through their youth-led campaign arm Get Ready for Geneva.
Following the publication of the concluding observations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in October 2008, the 'Get Ready for Geneva' project became 'Get Ready for Change'. The group now lobbies the UK Government with the aim of securing resolutions to the issues the UN Committee raised.