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There may be a preconception that becoming a trustee is for older people or people who have retired. This is not the case and I have worked with some excellent trustees who happen to be young people in the Children’s Rights Unit. This role has taught me that age is irrelevant when it comes to a trustee. It is more about the enthusiasm and effort you put into your role. We are there to help the organisation achieve its goals, but are very much in the background, away from the excellent day to day operations.

Working in education, I am passionate about the rights of the child. You do not need to be able to quote the 50 plus articles in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, you just need to believe strongly what is best for children and what is critical to life and their protection.

I am proud to be giving something back, no matter how small.

Mark Dacey

30 January 2018