Children’s Referendum: Youth Council welcomes publication of amendment wording
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed the publication today of the wording of the children’s rights amendment to the Constitution.
“We are delighted that the detailed wording has finally been published and now look forward to engaging in consultation with our members on the issue in advance of the forthcoming referendum,” said Mary Cunningham, Director of NYCI.
The NYCI also welcomed the decision to hold the upcoming Children’s Referendum on a Saturday.
“This is something we have lobbied for over the past months. It is very positive that Government has chosen to hold the referendum on Saturday the 10th of November, as a weekend date will make it easier for young people in education, training or work away from home to participate,” said Ms Cunningham.
For further information, please contact Daniel Meister, Communications Officer at NYCI on 087 781 4903 or 01 425 5955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
National Youth Council of Ireland
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is a membership-led umbrella organisation that represents and supports the interests of voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.
NYCI Child Protection Programme
The NYCI Child Protection Programme works with youth work organisations and others in assessing and addressing the child protection needs of the youth work sector.
The Child Protection Programme (formerly known as the Child Protection Unit) was established in late 2004 as part of the implementation of the National Youth Work Development Plan.