This working group held its first meeting in October 2022. The goal of the project is to promote better awareness of young people’s rights and the routes to access/enforce them, and how best to do so across the UK. The working group will explore opportunities to collaborate with existing school/youth resources, and those being developed, to try to raise awareness of young people’s rights and to improve their understanding of exercising them within the administrative justice system.
The project will be aimed at secondary school students between the ages of 11-18 to improve their awareness and knowledge of their rights; with the overall aim of every student understanding the constitution, and why it is important, by the time they have finished secondary school.
The overall objective of the group will be to increase awareness in young people of their (and their families’) rights and how to access them in administrative law; this will include how to appeal a decision by a public body and where to seek redress to help them resolve their problem.
Membership of the group will be consist of AJC members with experience of, or an interest in developing public awareness of, education on the administrative justice system. The group is chaired by Donal Galligan, the Chief Executive of the Ombudsman Association.