All Party Group on Children and Young People

  • Purpose:   To provide a forum to facilitate and enable cross party discussion and co-operation on children 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 and young people’s issues within the Assembly and Executive;
  • To secure and maintain a priority focus on children and young people’s issues on 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.

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Officers of the Group

Chairperson:                                Steven Agnew

Vice-Chairperson:                       Chris Lyttle          

Secretary:                                     Eamon McCann

Treasurer:                                     Sandra Overend

Group Members-MLAs

Roy Beggs                                     Alex Attwood

Nichola Mallon                                Carla Lockhart

Catherine Seely                             Michaela Boyle

Contact Details-MLAs

Chairperson                                                  Secretarial support        

Steven Agnew MLA                                      Children In Northern Ireland

Room 259                                                       

Parliament Buildings                                      02890401290




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Financial or other benefits received Secretarial support provided by Children in Northern Ireland

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