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Strip Search of Children: A violation of children’s rights

Strip Search of Children: A violation of children’s rights

England and Wales: Strip search of children A BBC File on 4 investigation asked all 44 police forces in England and Wales for information about strip search of children.[i]  A total of 31 police forces responded to the BBC’s request, revealing that in the last 5...

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My Justice First Fellowship experience

My Justice First Fellowship experience

I was drawn to social justice work as a career choice due to my background as an adoptee, in addition to work experience I had undertaken at the Children’s Commissioner for Wales’s office when I was 16 years old. I have a passion for helping others and I wish to...

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Poverty and children’s rights

Poverty and children’s rights

Living in poverty undermines children’s rights guaranteed by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). For example, it has a negative impact on children’s right to life and survival, and to develop to their maximum potential (Article 6 UNCRC), to an...

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Child Rights in the USA

Child Rights in the USA

The Observatory and Children's Legal Centre Wales have links with child rights activists and researchers in many countries across the world, including the USA. This summer our work was represented at a major international conference held online and across time zones...

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County lines, knife crime, the law, and your rights in Wales

County lines, knife crime, the law, and your rights in Wales

No More Knives, by Christina Gabbitas is a new book which looks at five friends and how they become involved in county lines and knife crime. The story covers the harsh reality of the plight of young people involved in county lines, including what they were expected...

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How can art break the law and get you into trouble?

How can art break the law and get you into trouble?

Night Owls by Jenn Bennett Jenn Bennett is an American author of novels for both teenagers and adults. One of her award-winning books, Night Owls, follows the adventures of two teenage artists, Bex and Jack. Bex is a student who aspires to become a medical...

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