Children’s Rights Up For Discussion

More than 40 European policy makers, practitioners, researchers and academics are meeting in Belfast today to discuss how children’s rights can be promoted by positive parenting.

Children in Northern Ireland (CiNI) – the regional umbrella body for the children’s sector in the province – is co-hosting the first-ever Eurochild members’ exchange seminar in Belfast today.

Eurochild is a network of organisations and individuals working in and across Europe to improve the quality of life of children and young people. The Belfast event also marks the organisation’s first ever visit to Northern Ireland.

The seminars aim to give members a greater insight into each other’s way of working and deepen their knowledge and exchange of ideas on specific aspects of tackling child poverty and social exclusion.

Representing over 100 member organisations across the Northern Ireland children’s voluntary and statutory sectors, Pauline Leeson, Director of Children in Northern Ireland (CiNI), said:

“The theme of parenting support was selected following a call to Eurochild members to give feedback on their areas of specific interest. Members were keen to look at how positive parenting strategies can contribute to tackling poverty and social exclusion amongst children and young people.”