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Children's Rights Forum. "Making Brexit work for Children"

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The Quaker Meeting House

22 School Lane

Liverpool

L1 3BT

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Children play a key part in our lives: their future is our future.

We must not let children's voices go unheard: their issues are our concerns. Too young to vote, our children lack the political power of older adults. Youngsters risk being ignored in a political system that already tends to tune out the views of those who do not - or cannot - turn out.

This Saturday 20 January 2018 - between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm - leading experts will gather in central Liverpool's Quaker House to discuss the significant study entitled Making Brexit work for Children - The impact of Brexit on children and young people.

Together with you, we will look at this latest report's key findings - and examine the important impact children's rights have on everyone's daily lives.

Confirmed speakers include:

Julie Ward MEP (Labour - North West England)

Kate Green OBE MP (Labour - Stretford and Urmston; Chair, The Fabian Society)

Professor Helen Stalford (Director, ECRU European Children’s Rights Unit, Law School, University of Liverpool)

Miro Griffiths MBE (PhD Researcher - Liverpool John Moores University; Disability Equality Adviser)

Charlotte Rainer (Policy Team - Children’s Society)

Lord Storey CBE (Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education, House of Lords; Parliamentary Party Co-Chair on Education, Families & Young People)

This free event is open to everyone interested in the future of young people in the UK and across Europe.

Brexit must not deny children their fundamental rights and hard-won protections.

As the discussion paper warns:

There has been very little consideration to date of the specific impact of Brexit on children. Nor has there been much effort to consider the very distinct implications of Brexit for children living in the devolved nations of the UK. This is in spite of the fact that children represent one fifth of the European Union (EU) population and one quarter of the UK population.

The EU has enacted over 80 legal instruments that confer direct entitlement for children covering issues such as migration, asylum, child protection, health and safety, paediatric medicine, access to social and economic rights and cross-border family breakdown.

Children did not have a vote in the UK's EU referendum, making it all the more critical that the Government listen to their voices, to let them have a say in how their future is determined.

Please join us on Saturday 20 January 2018 for what promises to be a fascinating, timely and up-to-date assessment of Brexit's potential impact on future generations: your prosperity and security also lie in their hands.

We look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool!

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