The legislation which set up NICCY gave us legal powers, including the power to bring, intervene in or assist in legal proceedings.

NICCY uses these powers to try to help children and young people in a number of different ways.

One example is the power to start or help with legal proceedings, which involve law or practice concerning the rights or welfare of children or young people. The NICCY Order 2003 sets out when we can use this power.

Another example is the power to intervene (join) in legal proceedings. The Commissioner will only do so if she can add value to the proceedings.

Legal Interventions

The Commissioner has intervened in a number of cases which you can view here.