About Action on Rights for Children

ARCH is an internet-based children’s organisation, founded in 2001 by a group of families, academics and lawyers concerned about children’s civil liberties – in particular the effects of government policies and developments in Information Technology on children’s privacy and freedom of movement.

To get an idea of the kind of thing we’re interested in, you can check out our website or our Database Masterclass. This lists all of the (many) systems that gather information about children (though we should warn that we’ve stopped updating it now).


4 Responses to About Action on Rights for Children

  1. Hi,
    I’m working on a Timeline of Children’s Rights in the United Kingdom for Wikipedia.

    If you are willing orable to expand/contribute, please contact me.

    Sandra Beeton

  2. Abby Peck says:


    Fearless, feisty and resolute, the ‘Rough Aunties’ are a remarkable group of women unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa. This winner of the Sundance Film Festival, World Cinema Jury Prize in Documentary, by internationally acclaimed director Kim Longinotto (SISTERS IN LAW, DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE) and producers Teddy Leifer and Paul Taylor (WE ARE TOGETHER), follows the outspoken, multiracial cadre of Thuli, Mildred, Sdudla, Eureka and Jackie, as they wage a daily battle against systemic apathy, corruption and greed to help the most vulnerable and disenfranchised of their communities. Neither politics, nor social or racial divisions stand a chance against the united force of the women. Once again, Longinotto has managed to bring us an intimate portrait of change from Africa, this time from the new post-apartheid South Africa, a nation being transformed with hope and energy into a new democracy.

    HBO Documentary Films and Channel 4 presents a WOMEN MAKE MOVIES release of a RISE Films and Vixen production, ROUGH AUNTIES, airing on HBO2, May 19 at 8 pm EST.

  3. Holly says:

    I need some help Connecticut DCF is on my case about my daughter is filed a court order and are trying to interfere in our lives and I don’t know what to do please help

  4. […] in 2001, as Kenneth was writing about Inveramsay, I was co-founding a children’s rights group in a parallel Utopia which doubled as my friend’s kitchen in east London. There, like the […]

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