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Children’s rights and Brexit


Children in Wales and the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People have 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
  • The lack of meaningful opportunities for children to have participated in the Brexit process.


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

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