Children's Rights and Brexit: 'Perspectives and Prospects'
My colleague Jamie-Lee Mooney has informed me that the European Children's Rights Unit is convening a short Conference relating to the Post-Brexit Landscape for Children. It is timely. Here is the rationale for the gathering:
Children did not have a say in the recent decision by the UK electorate to withdraw from the EU. Indeed, children's rights barely featured in the debates leading up to the referendum, and yet it is children who will now bear the full brunt of this devastating decision in the years to come.
The specific goals of the Event are to:
1. Consider children and young people's views about Brexit.
2. Identify key concerns and priorities relating to the Brexit process.
3. Explore how professionals can work alongside children and young people to ensure their needs are met during the Brexit negotiations that will appeal to young people, scholars, practitioners, schools and policymakers.
The conference will involve children and young people, representatives from local and central government, children's rights charities, academics and practitioners and representatives from the Office of the Children's Commissioners.
Date for your Diary: Wednesday September 14th 2016, 1pm – 5pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, Rendall Building, University of Liverpool
Register by 9th September - Details