Children as young as seven will get the chance to have their say on the Brexit process, some UK ministers have revealed.
A voluntary consultation is being launched to help the Welsh Assembly Government understand kids’ views on EU withdrawal so they are represented.
Announcing the plans, Wales’ Children’s Minister Huw Irranca-Davies said: “The majority of the adult population of the UK who voted in the EU referendum in 2016 took a monumental decision that the UK should leave the EU. As a government, we accept that decision, and are doing all we can to ensure Wales and the rest of the UK gets the very best deal from it. However, our children are our future, so it’s absolutely vital we ensure their views and concerns are listened to.”
Kids aged between seven and 11 will be asked for their opinions in school with their teachers and support staff present, while youngsters aged over 11 will be consulted through the Welsh Government’s youth voice project, Young Wales.