Minister Simon Harris celebrates World Children’s Day

Barnardos Joins Minister for Health to Celebrate World Children's Day #WorldChildrensDay

Posted on Wednesday 21 November 2018 in Press Releases, Advocacy

Barnardos and Department of Health continue to mark World Children’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate the uniqueness of children and the joys of childhood. It is a chance to highlight the value of children and young people in society today for their individuality, innocence and optimism. An opportunity to reflect on the importance of enabling all children to reach their potential and ensuring all their rights are upheld

Suzanne Connolly, Barnardos CEO said: “I’m delighted that Mia Halligan who has availed of Barnardos services will be taking part in the Kids Take-Over initiative today. Mia will spend the day shadowing the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD. Listening to children and young people’s opinions is central to our work at Barnardos and we are delighted to see a government minister recognise this also. We cannot underestimate the value and importance of the unique perspective that children and young people can bring”.

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD said: “The Kids Take-Over initiative is a great way to get children and young people involved in the work of Government. But more importantly it gives us adults the opportunity to gain a new perspective and to hear new insights that we haven’t thought about previously. I am delighted to get to spend the day with Mia and to hear her views and opinions on the work that my department is doing”.