The CLC’s policy work aims to create and contribute to widespread societal change through influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies to ensure that they uphold the rights of children and young people in Northern Ireland and are compliant with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and other International Children and Human Rights standards. Through successful policy work the work of the CLC has a positive impact on all children and young people in Northern Ireland in the increased children’s rights compliance of new and amended government policies and pieces of legislation. The CLC’s policy unit works closely with the CLC’s youth group, youth@clc to ensure that young people have their voices heard in the development of government policies and legislation in Northern Ireland. CLC’s policy work ensures that where proposed governmental policies or legislation will impact on children and young people government is reminded of its obligations to deliver on children’s rights.
Some of the policy work which the CLC does includes –
Direct engagement with politicians at a local, regional, national and international level to cover work at Westminster, Dublin and Brussels.
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