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All Party Group on Children and Young People


  • To provide a forum to facilitate and enable cross party discussion and co-operation on children's and young people’s issues;
  • To work with children and young people and the children’s sector to facilitate better co-ordination on children’s issues within the Assembly and Executive;
  • To raise the profile of children's and young people’s issues within the Assembly and Executive;
  • To secure and maintain a priority focus on children's and young people’s issues in the Programme for Government;
  • To promote and support the mainstreaming of rights and equality for all children and young people within government legislation, policy, and service provision so that positive outcomes are secured for all children and young people.

Forthcoming Meetings


A meeting of the All Party Group on China has been arranged to take place on Tuesday 19th January 2016 from 12.30pm to 2.00pm in Room 274.

All members are welcome to attend.

For further information, please contact Catherine Matthews on ext. 21319 or by email:

Officers of the Group

Chairperson: Chris Lyttle 
Vice-Chairperson: Steven Agnew 
Secretary: Meagan Fearon 
Treasurer: Sandra Overend  

Group Members


Michelle McIlveen
Roy Beggs
Dominic Bradley
Danny Kennedy  
Basil McCrea
Kieran McCarthy
Colm Eastwood
Claire Sugden

Contact Details

Mr Chris Lyttle MLA
Room 372
Parliament Buildings
Tel: 02890588350

Secretarial support
Ellen Finlay
Policy Officer
Children in Northern Ireland (CiNI)
Unit 9, 40 Montgomery Road
Tel: 02890 401290

Financial or other benefits received 

Secretarial support provided by Children in Northern Ireland (CiNI).

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