Actions and Detail Panel
Addressing the Impact of Brexit on Children and Young People across the UK
Mon 22 May 2017, 13:30 – 15:00 BST
In the Brexit White Paper and in her letter invoking Article 50, Theresa May makes reference to building a better future for our children and grandchildren. Whilst there have been modest attempts to consult with children and young people about Brexit, debates so far have largely ignored the specific interests of those living in devolved parts of the uk.
This workshop will consider the specific, key implications of Brexit for children and young people across the UK. The workshop will identify priorities affecting those under 18 and consider what action needs to be taken to ensure that they receive appropriate exposure in the broader Brexit negotiations.
Importantly, the discussions will be informed by the findings of recent consultations with children and young people living in different parts of the UK and by the latest academic and NGO-related research. Leading children’s rights advocates from NI, Scotland, Wales and England will take part, as well as MPs, House of Lords peers and Assembly Members from the devolved administrations.
This event is a collaboration between children’s rights experts from the European Children’s Rights Unit (University of Liverpool), The Centre for Children’s Rights (Queen’s University Belfast) , the (Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People) Swansea University and the University of Edinburgh.