Joint Committee on Human Rights

UK’s record on children’s rights inquiry

Concluded

Due to the general election on 8 June 2017 the Committee has now closed this inquiry.

Following the dissolution of Parliament on 3 May 2017, all Select Committees cease to exist until after the general election.

If an inquiry on this subject is held in the future, the Committee may refer to the evidence already gathered as part of this inquiry.

Scope of the inquiry

On 9 June 2016 the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child published its assessment of the UK's record for protecting children's rights. While the UN Committee welcomed progress in some areas, it made a number of detailed recommendations identifying specific ways in which children’s rights could be better protected in the UK. 

The inquiry will also be an opportunity for the Committee to hear about any implications for children's rights of the Children and Social Work Bill, which the Committee is currently scrutinising.

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