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NICCY has a duty to use the UNCRC as the basis of all our work. We do this by:
NICCY also has powers to take action when children are not able to fully enjoy their rights, whether this is for an individual child who is not being treated fairly, or when a service that government provides could be improved.
We want to make sure that all children and young people have the right information they need to take action themselves when they see rights not being met by government. Copies of this report will be given to MLAs and civil servants who are able to make improvements in children’s lives. The Resource Pack (see below) will help you take action yourself if you would like to highlight an issue you are concerned about or contact an MLA, government minister or public body to ask them for help.
It is important that children and young people know about their rights, and how Government is keeping its promises so that every child and young person can enjoy those rights.
We want to make sure that rights are not just something written on paper but a lived experience for every child and young person. This guide will help you take action where rights are not being met by government.
For each issue we explore what the UNCRC says about your rights, what NICCY and the UN Committee have previously asked government to do, what the current situation is in Northern Ireland and NICCY’s new calls to government.
You can find out about an issue you are interested in or where you think children and young people are not able to fully enjoy their rights and take action to change it by:
These are the priority issues that NICCY is currently working on which are covered in this resource: