National Children’s Bureau is hosting an event on Tuesday 25 October to debate the role of human rights in the lives of children growing up in the UK.
In May this year, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child gave their verdict on the UK’s children’s rights record. Their report highlighted the uncomfortable truth that not all children are able to enjoy the human rights to which they are entitled. At the same time, threats to the UK’s Human Rights Act remain, the implications of ‘Brexit’ for our children and young people are still up for debate, and we await a detailed response from government to the UN Committee’s recommendations.
We ask ourselves:
- How can we put children’s rights at the heart of British society?
- What role should the children’s voluntary and statutory sectors play in achieving this goal?
Keynote speaker, Martha Spurrier (Director of Liberty), young people and Debbie Jones, Director of Children Services, Tower Hamlets on the evening of Tuesday 25 October 2016.
Time: 16.30 – 19.30
Venue: South Bank Suite, Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, SE1
Agenda: see brief in the attached.
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