CRC is an international human rights treaty adopted in 1989. The UK agreed to follow it in 1991.
By following CRC, the UK agrees that public bodies must consider the best interests of the child when doing anything that affects children. CRC protects the rights of children in all areas of their life, including their rights to:
life, survival and development
freedom from violence, abuse and neglect
express their views in matters affecting them, including in legal proceedings
an adequate standard of living
Human rights tracker
Search our human rights tracker to find all UN recommendations for CRC and other treaties. The CRC page has specific information on how it is monitored and if the UK is meeting international standards.
Our work on CRC
The most recent work we have produced as part of our CRC monitoring includes:
- a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (December 2022)
- a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to inform the UK List of Issues Prior to Reporting (November 2020)
- a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (April 2016) - Welsh version
- a follow-up report on the UN Committee's review of the UK (August 2015)
Last updated: 24 Jan 2023