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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


Officers of the Group

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

Group Members


Steven Agnew
Roy Beggs 
Dominic Bradley 
Colm Eastwood
Megan Fearon 
Danny Kennedy
Chris Lyttle
John McAllister 
Kieran McCarthy
Basil McCrea
Michelle McIlveen 
Sandra Overend
Claire Sugden

Contact Details

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

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