‘The Campaign for the Children and Young People’s Assembly for Wales’ submitted a report on children’s rights to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in October 2015. The reported was called ‘FUNC+’ (Funky’s United Nations Challenge Plus). FUNC+ was the completion of the FUNC research that was started by Funky Dragon. This report fed into a process which allows governments to be held accountable by the United Nations on how well they are implementing your rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC).
Article 12 of the UNCRC says that adults must listen to, respect and take into account children and young people’s opinions when making a decision that affects their lives. This means that decision makers in Wales have to take your opinions into account and provide opportunities for you to take part in the decision making process. With the removal of funding for Funky Dragon, the Youth Assembly for Wales, the way in which young people can participate in decision making in Wales has changed. The topic of participation was included in the ‘FUNC+’ report.
If you would like to read the FUNC+ report please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This survey is to conduct further research on what young people think of the opportunities they have to participate in decision making in Wales. This will then be fed into the UN Committee on the Rights of a Child.