In August 2013 a representative from the Office of the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) met with youth@clc to hear their views on issues that impact on young people's lives and what they thought government needed to do, to ensure that all children and young people can enjoy their rights to the full. Youth@clc expressed concerns about issues relating to education, mental health and discrimination against children and young people. Some of the issues they talked about included:
Youth@clc's views will be included in the UK State's Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child which is due for examination by the Committee in 2016. Youth@clc will also be working on and sending their own separate report to the Committee, along with other groups of young people and voluntary and community groups who work with children and young people, to ensure that that the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child get a full picture of what our government still needs to do to ensure that Children's Rights become a reality for everyone.