The Children's Law Centre, Save the Children (NI) and Youth@clc, supported by the Centre for Children's Rights, Queen's University Belfast, have prepared and submitted a NI Young People's Report and a NI NGO Alternative Report to inform the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's examination of the United Kingdom's compliance with its obligations under the UNCRC, which is scheduled to take place in 2016. Youth@clc, the Children's Law Centre's youth advisory group, developed the NI Young People's Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. The NI NGO Alternative Report represents the views of a wide range of children and young people, NGOs and adults, and was prepared through a series of consultation workshops. Fifty-eight NGOs and individuals have endorsed the NI NGO Alternative Report. Both reports have been informed by an online survey of the views of a wide range of children in relation to their rights and a series of research workshops carried out with a wide range of children and young people. The NI NGO Alternative Report and the NI Young People's Report should be read in conjunction with one another and mutually illustrate where Government has failed to give effect to the UNCRC in Northern Ireland since 2008. See below for links to both Reports. Youth@clc, the Children's Law Centre and Save the Children (NI) commissioned Dr Karen Orr to author a survey report analysing the data gathered through Youth@clc's online survey. The survey report 'The views and experiences of young people in NI: Exploring participation, knowledge and respect for rights, community life and leisure and mental health' which informed the Young People's Report, is also available through the link below:
'The views and experiences of young people in NI: Exploring participation, knowledge and respect for rights, community life and leisure and mental health' youth@clc, Children's Law Centre and Save The Children NI
Click on link below for NI NGO additional information sent to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in April 2016:
Click on links below for two additional UNCRC reports on the experiences of Roma children and young people in Northern Ireland and young people who are in secure care:
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