CRIN was established in 1995 and was hosted by Save the Children UK until 2008. CRIN was officially registered in 2008 as an independent not for profit organisation in the United Kingdom and is regulated by Companies House (Company Limited by Guarantee No 6653398) and the Charity Commission  (Charity No 1125925).

CRIN and our network

CRIN maintains an informal global network of child rights organisations. This means that while we do work closely with other groups around the world, and are involved in a number of coalitions and joint campaigns, we also provide space on our website for other organisations to share their contact details and resources in a purely information providing capacity.

Unless otherwise stated, groups listed in our library are not officially linked with CRIN and have no voting or decision making power over CRIN. Listing an organisation in our library is not an indication of any financial, material or structural ties between CRIN and the listed party. CRIN is not able to accredit or authenticate any organisation listed in our library.  

Structure of CRIN

CRIN consists of a board of trustees, called the CRIN Council, a Director and staff. The Council meets regularly throughout the year and includes a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer, elected by the Council. The Council oversees the financial situation and general direction of CRIN’s work. The Director is responsible for the day to day operations of CRIN and reports to the Council on the progress.

CRIN Policies

CRIN has a number of written policies covering different elements of our work. All policies are approved by the CRIN Council. These policies include, among others:

  • Equality and Non Discrimination
  • Child Protection
  • Risk Management
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Ethical Procurement
  • Environmental

Please email us for further information.

As well as endorsing openness and transparency in global institutions, CRIN believes that these values should inform every aspect of our work. Because of this, we use Open Source Software wherever possible and are working to release all of our materials and publications under the Creative Commons license. We also use environmentally sustainable solutions wherever possible, including solar power for our website and file server, recycled stationery, and taking steps to minimise our energy use. See how openness and transparency contribute to our work and how they can make a difference to yours.

Find out more about CRIN’s values and beliefs and how they drive our work, including our Creative Commons and open source approach.

Articles of Association

Memorandum of Association

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2015/16

Annual Report 2014/2015

Annual Report 2013/2014

Annual Report 2012/2013


December 2015

CRIN’s accounts are audited annually. Audits are currently conducted by Myrus Smith Chartered Accountants.