According to various children’s charities, Government policies and spending decisions do not prioritise children which is potentially in breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
For the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE), current Government policy means that spending on services pertaining to children and families has decreased to 2006 levels despite increasing need, millions of children continue to live in poverty, and they are no longer entitled to legal advice or representation costs which limits their access to justice.
The report also states that reports of sex abuse has risen by 60% whereas arrests have fallen by 9%.
To read the full report, visit Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) website.
To read the full article, please visit Family Law Week website.