The Right Year for Children (RY4C) is a year of action to strengthen children's rights in England. It started on 16 December 2011, the 20th anniversary of the UK ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Right Year ends as CRAE report highlights ongoing importance of UNCRC debate

Posted on January 31, 2013 by ry4c-admin

The Right Year has drawn to a close but the debate goes on as the 10th annual Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) report has been published seriously addressing shortcomings in the governments response to the Committes previous findings. As many areas of childrens rights … Continue reading

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Children’s Rights News Update from Participation Works

Posted on January 31, 2013 by ry4c-admin

Participation Works shares the latest news regarding children’s rights… NEWS Government breaks promises on children’s rights – but some progress in participation The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) has published a report looking at how well the Government is fulfilling … Continue reading

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This is our Chance

Posted on December 18, 2012 by ry4c-admin

I don’t know much about children’s rights. Honestly, I am not even sure what my human rights are, and I am sure that there are many people who are in the same boat. However, being a part of the Right … Continue reading

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RY4C debates whether the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child should become part of UK law

Posted on November 19, 2012 by ry4c-admin

There’s some BIG news in the air! Get your diaries out since on the 14th December the Right Year for Children Partnership is having a debate! We’ll be debating whether the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child should become … Continue reading

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Having Our Say Too – A dialogue around Sexual Exploitation

Posted on October 26, 2012 by ry4c-admin

By Helen Cammock The Having Our Say Too exhibition was part of the Brighton Photo Fringe Photography festival this October. It was a great opportunity for PhotoVoice and the National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People to present photographic … Continue reading

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National Youth Advocacy Service’s Report on their CRC20 Celebration Day

Posted on October 23, 2012 by ry4c-admin

Attached is an insightful report written by the National Youth Advocacy Service on their UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 20th Anniversary Celebration Day.    

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Going Public!

Posted on October 23, 2012 by ry4c-admin

Young in Mind have been working with Partnership for Young London (the London Regional Youth Work Unit) and took part in a half day conference ( on Wednesday 26th September 2012) in Central London, entitled ‘Going Public!’  It looked at … Continue reading

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Read our letter of response from the department of Education re: our RY4C petition!

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Posted on July 29, 2012 by ry4c-admin

  This last month has brought some excellent children’s rights developments, as well as serious threats. The most significant positive, perhaps, is the new Cabinet Office publication on the procedures to be followed by Government departments when preparing primary legislation. … Continue reading

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How can the play industry benefit from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?

Posted on July 19, 2012 by ry4c-admin

I had an exciting day in Warwick on Tuesday 19 June 2012! You don’t normally hear a sentence like that do you? I went to the Association of Play Industries to speak about the Right Year for Children partnership and … Continue reading

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