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UK Children’s Commissioners’ mid-term report to the State Party on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – the Report, 21

The four UK Children's Commissioners have called for an urgent reassessment of the impact of the coalition government's Spending Review on the needs of vulnerable children.

In a joint report to mark the International Day of the Child, the Commissioners outline serious concerns at the high levels of persistent poverty across the UK. They highlight the need for children to be given priority in national and local budgets so that vital children's services are protected.

The report also examines progress made in five areas - participation, children with disabilities, child poverty, children seeking asylum and juvenile justice. This midterm report comes half way through the Convention's reporting cycle, which requires UK Government, as the State Party, to report on progress to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child every five years. The UK last reported to the Committee in 2008.

For full details see UK Children’s Commissioners’ mid-term report to the State Party on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – the Report which is available from the Children's Commissioner's website.

Further Information

UK Children’s Commissioners’ mid-term report to the State Party on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – the Report
UK Children’s Commissioners’ mid-term report to the State Party on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – the Evidence