Welcome to the Website of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People

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The Commissioner’s role is to safeguard and promote the rights and best interests of children and young people.

The Commissioner uses the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (sometimes called the UNCRC) to guide their work and the work of their staff.

All of the Commissioner’s work is focused on making sure children and young people have access to these rights in their day-to-day lives, so they have the best opportunity to reach their full potential.

Children's Rights Who we are

Complaints Referral form

If you need support or advice from our Legal and Investigations team, please use the form on this page.

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Current developments

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Education inequalities

Learn more about educational inequalities, including background information, how we monitor government in how they are discharging their duty to deliver on children and young people’s right to an education and our work addressing the inequalities that exist.

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Participating with children and young people

Learn more about participation, including background information, how we monitor government in how they are discharging their duty to involve children and young people in decisions that affect them and our work addressing and progressing this.

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the Commissioner 

The Commissioner for Children and Young People Order (Northern Ireland) 2003 was passed into law in February 2003.

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Commissioner's Covid Blog

read the Commissioner's blog on Covid 19.

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Commissioner's Covid Blog