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Child rights and welfare groups urge UK Government not to sideline children’s rights from Brexit talks, 19/06/17 [W/E/S/NI]

Eurochild and five national partner networks, Children in Wales among them, have released a statement calling on the UK Government to ensure that children and young people’s views are heard during the Brexit negotiation process. Eurochild is a network of organisations and individuals working in and across Europe to promote the rights and well-being of children and young people.

The statement calls on all those at the negotiating table to ensure that a mechanism to listen to children and young people’s views is part of the negotiation; provide assurances that there will be no roll back on existing children and young people’s rights; ensure that future positive developments are recognised by all parties and continuing to recognise the importance of the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process as essential to minimising the harm of Brexit to children, especially in Northern Ireland.

The undersigned to the statement represents 1800 children’s rights organisations across Europe, who seek a dialogue with key negotiators to discuss their recommendations and ensure that children’s rights are safeguarded.

To read the statement in full, please visit Eurochild’s website here.