Policy: Power to Young People

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Our universal living wage means every age gets the same minimum wage. Our universal basic income will be a gamechanger for the young, too.

We also think children don’t get enough say, and we want to revise the law to ensure young people have a fair voice in the issues that impact them.

We want to redress the injustices of the past, too – we’re committed not just to reform of social services, but also to the commissioning of a special independent historic investigation of child social services.

That investigation will spill out into “breakout investigations” on specific historic injustices, geared to restorative justice where necessary for those individuals harmed by the unfair removal of children from families, eg for reasons of multigenerational poverty, ethnicity, culture, and so on.

Our reforms will seek to end the injustices faced by the GRT community and by people of lower income or marginalised status.

No more should their children be removed from where they belong on the basis of prejudice alone: their family home.

We also say “no more” to child labour in the UK, still a scourge affecting hundreds of thousands of unpaid young carers.

Society should make whatever interventions are necessary to ensure that no adult or child with a disability is reliant to any extent for any number of hours per week on the care of a child of any age. And we will fight for those interventions however we must.

We will integrate sign language into the national curriculum as part of our overall determination to include and make accessible.

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