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Brexit and Children’s Rights in Wales: Round Table Event

A quarter of the UK’s population are children, and that means over 700,000 children and young people living in Wales. For the most part the impact that Brexit might have on their rights has been absent from discussion about leaving the European Union.

With that in mind, Children in Wales and the Wales Observatory welcomed almost 90 delegates and speakers to Cardiff Bay on 08 November to discuss Brexit and its implications for children’s rights in Wales

The day focused upon a variety of issues and concerns, from securing the fundamental rights of children post-Brexit, the damage done to social cohesion by the divisive debate, the potential loss of funding to communities and services in Wales, and the lack of meaningful opportunity for children and young people to participate in the referendum, or the Brexit process.

Attendees discussed what they thought were the biggest impacts of Brexit and what their priorities were, and how they and young people could be engaged further as Brexit progressed.

A report on the discussions will be available in due course, but in the meantime, the online discussion about the event on twitter is available here.

The briefing paper which formed the basis of the discussion, can be downloaded from the Children in Wales website.

As this work progresses more information will be included in the E-brief and our website, but you can also join in the discussion online, through #BrexitCYPWales