Blog: Nov 2019

UNCRC turns 30

20 November 2019

In 2006, I met Robbie on the streets of Kitwe, Zambia. Some of you know him too as I have spoken of him many times. About the same age as our second son, about the same size, the same damn Manchester United shirt – but he was on the streets of an African city and our son was home in Twickenham.

This was, to me, “just not right” and it was the start of a journey which quickly made clear that children like Robbie cannot take their rights for granted. Probably like my son, they...