The Commissioner

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The Commissioner for Children and Young People Order (Northern Ireland) 2003 was passed into law in February 2003. The first Commissioner, Nigel Williams took up post on October 1st, 2003. Patricia Lewsley-Mooney served two four-year terms as Commissioner and her final term came to an end in January 2015.

The most recent Commissioner was Koulla Yiasouma. Koulla took up the role in March 2015 and completed her final day in the role on 1st March, 2023. You can read more about her here.

The Commissioner’s ‘duties’ are the things she must do by law are contained in Article 7 of the legislation and the general powers  to act are in Article 8.

NICCY General Leaflet - July 15

You can read more about the Commissioner’s job here and you can read our General Information leaflet here, and the Commissioner’s blogs.