NICCY and ECNI worked together on this issue to press government to include all children and young people in this legislation. We are also looking at how we can use the law to challenge government if they do not include children and young people in the extension of the legislation. This document is a summary of the Policy Paper and its Executive Summary – which the Expert Legal Paper is based on, the MLA Briefing Paper and the Children and Young Person’s Report.
Our ‘recommendations for reform’ were informed by a range of considerations, including an expert paper (April 2013) provided by Robin Allen QC and Dee Masters BL of Cloisters (legal chambers) in London.
We have also produced a children and young people’s briefing report and supporting workshops which you can download here:
To help increase awareness of GFS to young people NICCY has developed 2 workshops: