Children’s Rights - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:44 pm on 30th April 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Massey of Darwen Baroness Massey of Darwen Labour 2:44 pm, 30th April 2019

I thank the Minister for that optimistic response. Does he agree that children’s rights to health, education, justice, security and so on are of supreme importance? Does he further agree that although these areas do not come under one department but go across departments, only the Department for Education has a team of people working on children’s rights? Would it not make sense if every department had a team of people working on children’s rights so that they could talk to each other and develop a coherent plan? We have been criticised by the UN for not having such a plan. Is it not time for action?