The United Nations has rules to protect children’s rights. One of the rules is that children have the right to a family that takes care of them. If a child can’t live with their parents, they should be given a new home that is good for them. The government should also help parents take care of their children by giving them money and support.
The UK is going to be reviewed by the UN on how well it follows these rules. Together, our members and children and young people want high-quality childcare to be available for families that need it, especially those with low income or living in the countryside. We also want Care Experienced children to have a good experience when they move homes, and that they can stay in touch with their family. Children who have a family member in prison, young carers, and children from armed forces families also need support.
While there have been some improvements, especially in Scotland, there are still challenges. We want the UN to make recommendations to help children in these situations. We need to make sure that all children are safe and happy, and that they get the care they need.
We hope to see the UN Committee pick up on these issues next week. Make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to keep up-to-date with the review.
Stay tuned for our next article on disability, basic health and welfare coming out at 08:00am tomorrow!