You can find out more about the work of the Commissioner by viewing her diary of past events.

June 2015

  • Media interviews -29-30 June 2015: completing pre-recorded interviews for launch of the UN Report tomorrow.  Alternatives Restorative Justice - picture.jpg
  • North Belfast Alternatives - 25 June 2015: opening a new garden completed by local young people. You canfind out more about the project here on their Facebook page
  • DE monitoring meeting - 25 June 15.JPGNICVA meeting- 25 June 2015: Attending first meeting of DE Departmental Monitoring Group.   
  • DE meeting - 24 June 2015: meeting with officials to discuss a range of topics including tackling underachievement, revised curriculum and entitlement framework and academic selection. 
  • Commissioner with Junior Minister - 24 June 15.jpegIonad Uibh Eachach - 24 June 2015: speaking at family fun day celebrating 25 Years, with Junior Minister McCann. You can view my speech here.   
  • Methody Speech - 23 June 2015: very pleased to be speaking at the Methodist College Belfast junior prize giving day. You can read my speech here.  
  • ARAC meeting - 22 June 2015: quarterly meeting with NICCY's Audit and Risk Assurance Committee. 
  • Youth Panel meeting - 20 June 15.JPGNICCY Youth Panel - 20 June 2015:  meeting with the Youth Panel, always great to hear their views on our work and ideas for how we might take things forward. Also filming for UN Report launch
  • Facebook page screengrab - thumb.JPGNICCY Facebook - 19 June 2015: launched a Facebook page today, another way of telling people about our work and listening to their views.  You can view the page atwww.facebook.com/nichildrenscommissioner 
  • June blog - 18 June 2015: published my latest blog today on 'Government keeping its promises'.You can read it here
  • Children's Champions - 18 June 2015: meeting with the Departmental Children's Champions.
  • Board meeting - 17 June 2015: attended one of NICCY's regular Board meetings today. 
  • Education Committee Evidence - 17 June 2015: Presented evidence to the Education Committee on Special Educational Needs Bill. You can view my written evidence here.  Commissioner with Martina Anderson MEP - 15 June 15 - web.jpg
  • Parent Action Group - 15 June 2015: meeting group tonight to hear more about their work.
  • Member of European Parliament (MEP) meeting - 15 June 2015: Introductory meeting with Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson. 
  • St Teresas visit - 13 June 15.jpgSt Teresa Primary School - 13 June 2015: Met with school council at St Teresa's Primary School and enjoyed their summer fete. You can find out more about my School Council work here.
  • Malone College - 13 June 15.jpgMalone College - 13 June 2015: Great morning hearing about inclusion and diversity work with children and young people, and parents. You can read more here. 
  • The NI Network of Children's Contact Centres - 11 June 2015: speaking at the Network's Annual Meeting tonight. You can read my speech here
  • Physical Punishment - 11 June 2015: speaking with the media today to highlight the issue   following BBC reporting. You can view a joint statement I made with the Children's Commissioner from Scotland and Wales.  
  • Holy Rosary visit - June 15 - thumbnail.jpgHoly Rosary Primary School - 10 June 2015: spent a great morning with pupils and staff at the school, hearing about some of the work they are doing and projects they are involved in. 
  • Education Committee - 9 June 2015: introductory meeting with Peter Weir MLA, Chair of the Committee. 
  • DOE Minister - 9 June 2015: introductory meeting with Minister Durkan.
  • NICCY - June ezine.JPGInternet Safety - 9 June 2015: on the Nolan Show today to talk about young people keeping safe when they are online - 'My plea to young people is to talk to someone,nothing is so bad that you can't turn to a trusted adult who can help'.
  • June Ezine - 5 June 2015: sent out my  second ezine today with an update on the work of the office
  • DEL Committee briefing - 3 June 15 - border.jpgPlanning meeting - 4 June 2015: forward work planning meeting with Participation and Communication team.
  • Employment and Learning Committee - 3 June 2015: presented to the Committee on Special Educational Needs post-19. You can read my written evidence here
  • RCPCH report meeting - 2 June 15.JPGRoyal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCD) - 2 June 2015: meeting Stephanie Galbraith and Dr Julie Ann Maney from RCPCD to discuss 'Why Children Die' report.
  • Education Committee Chair - 2 June 2015: Introductory meeting with Peter Weir MLA, Chair of the Education Committee.
  • OFMDFM meeting - 2 June 2015: Introductory meeting the Deputy First Minister McGuinness and Junior Minister McIlveen.   
  • Nexus Launch Event - 1 June 2015: The Commissioner joined the Health Minister at Stormont at the launch of the 'From harm to healing'. Nexus Event - 1 June 15.JPGThe Commissioner spoke at the event which marked new funding from Children in Need to expand its services to victims of sexual violence and abuse. 
  •  Meeting DSD Minister - 1 June 2015: Introductory meeting with the Minister for Social Development Mervyn Storey.