'European Union (Withdrawal) Bill': joint briefing with The Children's Society and others ahead of Second Reading in the House of Commons
Children had no say in the EU referendum.
Children had no say in the EU referendum, but the result will have a profound impact on their lives, and the lives of future children and young people. For this reason, it is critical that during the passage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, parliament considers the impact of the decision to leave the European Union on the rights, safety and welfare of children and young people and urges the Government to put the best interests of children first.
This briefing, which is supported by a range of organisations representing hundreds of thousands of children and young people across the UK, will address three key themes, and proposes two key amendments for debate in later stages of the Bill.