NICCY was set up by The Commissioner for Children and Young People (Northern Ireland) Order 2003. The legislations sets out our statutory remit and details our principal aim as:
“to safeguard and promote the rights and best interests of children and young persons”.
The legislation further sets out the functions of the Commissioner which are divided into both rights and duties.
How we can help
Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST) - We can, in certain circumstances, accept SENDIST cases. Find out more here.
- Investigations booklet - We have a guide to NICCY investigations which you can view here.
- CPD Series - the team run regular legal CPD events, find out more here.
- Legal Ezine - the team distribute a regular legal ezine (electronic newsletter) for legal practitioners. You can view previous ezines and sign up here.
- Legal Practitioners Leaflet - you can read our information leaflet for legal professionals here.