Together calls for the end of child recruitment into the armed forces

Date: 8th July 2021
Category: Armed conflict


We have joined with 19 other children’s and human rights organisations to write to the UK Government, calling for an end to the recruitment of children by the UK armed forces.

We’ve asked the UK Government to use the Armed Forces Bill to raise the minimum enlistment age to 18. The UK is currently one of only 16 countries in the world to recruit children from age 16 into the armed forces.

You can access more information on this letter to the UK government here.

You can access our recent consultation response to the Armed Forces Bill here.