13 Oct 2005

Letting the children see too!

Child-friendly versions of research into children’s rights have today been published by the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People, Nigel Williams.

Three new versions of the ground-breaking ‘Children’s Rights in Northern Ireland: 2004’, are now available for children, young people and schools who took part in the research.

Mr Williams also published today major research on children’s rights after unprecedented demand on his website for the report.

“This ground-breaking research by Queen’s University, Belfast has provided invaluable information for us in our day-to-day work at NICCY,” said Mr Williams. “It is also providing essential information for individuals and organisations working with children and young people.

“Since we made the research available on our website it has been downloaded more than one thousand times and we receive constant requests for printed versions. Today I am publishing a limited amount of printed copies as well as special versions for children and young people.”

The versions of the report for children and young people were drafted by the researchers with colleagues who carried out the work.

In addition, there has been a special version produced for schools that took part in the research.

“More than 1,000 children and young people took part in this research, and part of our commitment to them and their teachers was that we would produce a summary of the input,” said the Commissioner. “I am delighted to be able to do that today.