In these very difficult and uncertain times our thoughts are with children and young people and their families, and we hope you keep safe and well.
We will keep this page updated as more information becomes available.
The Commissioner has written a blog and an accompanying Vlog about how Covid 19 is affecting our children and young people.
NICCY Working and Contact Details
The work of the office is continuing, and in light of the Government's advice, NICCY staff are now mainly working from home. They are contactable at firstname.lastname@example.org and via their individual work emails.
Our Chief Executive can be contacted via email@example.com.
We have developed an information hub with resources and information for children and young people and their parents. We will keep this page updated with new information as it becomes available.
Committee on the Rights of the Child
They highlighted 11 areas where States should improve measures to respect the rights of the child, including in: education and online learning, rest, child protection, access to child-friendly information and ensuring children’s participation in decision-making processes on the pandemic.
- You can view the statement here
- The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) have a series of guidance on Covid-19 - you can view it here on their website
The UN Secretary General has called for greater protection for children caught up in COVID-19 crisis:
You can find out more by visiting the UNICEF UK website here
The NICCY Communications Team are available (9.00-5.00) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07917 544 177.
Legal and Investigations Team
Our Legal and Investigations staff are also working mainly from home, if your query relates to an ongoing legal matter please email legalteam@NICCY.org, if you have a new query, please complete our Referral Form. In the event that you do not have access to email please phone 07722 946834.