17/05/21 – Redressing the Balance: new pro-child legislation in England

Speakers: Lord Bird; Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales; Melissa Bui, Intergenerational Foundation

18 May 2021

All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood

‘Redressing the Balance: new pro-child legislation in England’

Chair: Phil Royal

Speakers:

  • Lord Bird
  • Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales
  • Melissa Bui, Intergenerational Foundation

As this was a Zoom meeting we are able to share a recording instead of the usual meeting notes.

You can request access to the recording here and download a transcript of the chat here.


Order and Timings:

00:00 Phil Royal – Chair’s introduction

03:20 Lord Bird

14:10 Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales (you can download the slides used)

33:08 Melissa Bui, Intergenerational Foundation (you can download the slides used)

38:04 Questions and Discussion


You should also be able to read and follow the chat flow which has further questions and responses.


The following links were posted in the chat and are summarised here:

From Liz Emerson of the Intergenerational Foundation:

A link to the Age Bias report presented by Melissa:

https://www.if.org.uk/research-posts/age-bias-government-spending-by-age/

and a plea to call on all local MPs to support the Future Generations Bill:

https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/2736

From Rachel Thomas (Office of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales):

Information and resources on our Right Way approach can be found here including case studies https://www.childcomwales.org.uk/the-right-way-a-childrens-rights-approach/

We have a parents’ guide on children’s rights in terms of the basic principles, here https://www.childcomwales.org.uk/uncrc-guide-for-parents/