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Brexit & Children’s Rights

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16.03.18

Brexit & Children’s Rights: Implications for Wales – Summary Report of the Round Table Exchange Event

On 8 November 2017, a Round Table Exchange event on Brexit and children’s rights was organised in Cardiff.  The aim of the event was to provide delegates with an opportunity to give consideration to the emerging issues and to identify the priorities and implications for their organisations and the children, young people and families they work with and support. This report gives details of the feedback from the event.


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05.12.17

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

There are over 700,000 children and young people living in Wales, and they represent a quarter of the population of the UK. 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.


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25.10.17

Brexit & Children’s Rights in Wales: A Briefing Paper

At the Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People on 18 October 2017, Children in Wales and the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People at Swansea University launched a briefing paper on Brexit and Children’s Rights in Wales.

With the UK leaving the European Union, the paper sets out concerns that have arisen for children in Wales, and opportunities to protect children’s rights through law and policy in Wales.

The briefing concentrates on four main areas; the erosion of guarantees of fundamental rights, the undermining of social cohesion, the loss of EU funding to support disadvantaged communities, and the lack of meaningful opportunities for children to have participated in the Brexit process.

The briefing provides concrete recommendations on strengthening or safeguarding children’s rights as the Brexit process continues.

If you would like to read the brief in full, you can download it here.

You can also keep up with developments in Brexit and Children’s Rights by following developments on our website, here, and by following the hashtag #BrexitCYPWales on twitter.


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