Patricia Lewsley-Mooney (former Commissioner) – 2007-2015

Former Commissioners

Patricia Lewsley-Mooney took up post as Commissioner for Children and Young People on 8th January, 2007. A former MLA and district councillor, Mrs Lewsley-Mooney had a long track record working for children and young people before becoming Commissioner.

She chaired the All-Party Assembly Group on Children and Young People and brought and led efforts through the Assembly to put Area Child Protection Committees on a statutory basis.

A community advice worker prior to becoming involved in politics, the Commissioner was a co-founder of Shopmobility in Belfast and introduced the post of the first Disability/Equal Opportunity Officer in local Government.

Mrs Lewsley-Mooney is married with five children and six grandchildren.

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