Lords debates life chances of vulnerable teenagers
27 January 2023
On Thursday 26 January, members of the House of Lords debated the Commission on Young Lives' report: 'Hidden in Plain Sight', published on 4 November 2022, and the life chances and educational prospects of vulnerable teenagers.
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top (Labour), trustee and chair of disadvantaged persons charity Changing Lives, put forward the debate.
This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
Members speaking in the debate included:
- Lord Addington (Liberal Democrat), president of ex-offenders charity The Apex Trust
- Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale (Labour), ambassador for Action for Children UK and president of Unicef UK
- Lord Davies of Brixton (Labour), former leader of the Inner London Education Authority
- Baroness Valentine (Crossbench), former non-executive director of the Peabody Trust housing association.
Baroness Barran (Conservative), Minster for the School System and Student Finance in the Department for Education, responded on behalf of the government.
Watch and read the debate
Explore background information
- Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Library briefing.
- Read the report by the Commission for Young Lives (external website)
Learn more about how the House of Lords checks and challenges government.
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