UK falls from 11th to 156th place in global children’s rights rankings

19 May 2017

Posted By: SG   |   Source: Nursery World   |   URL:


The KidsRights Index 2017, which charts the performance of 165 countries with regard to children’s rights, has ranked the UK at 156, a hugely worrying slide from 11th position last year.

“The Index, which uses data collected by Unicef and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, has ranked the UK within the bottom 10 countries after it achieved the lowest possible score across all six indicators in the domain of the Child Rights Environment, which covers non-discrimination, the best interests of the child, enabling legislation, and respect for the views of the child.”

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