Child Rights

Help put children and their rights on the forefront of the UK’s international development and foreign policy and practice

Our goal is to see children and their rights at the forefront of the UK’s international development and foreign policy and practice.  Its vision is of a world free of poverty, disease and injustice, in which children are empowered as equal partners in promoting development, democracy, peace and social justice and enabled to survive and thrive in a changing world.

The group is committed to a rights-based approach that sees children as rights-holders with entitlements and seeks to encourage the UK Government, in particular DFID and the FCO, to adopt and mainstream this approach across its work. Furthermore, it is guided by international standards and norms, most notably the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and is committed to promoting compliance with the Convention.