Statement on Children’s Rights in Northern Ireland 3 (SOCRNI 3) – 2022

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Summary for children and young people

NICCY wants to make sure that Children and Young People in Northern Ireland know if Government is really doing a good job with protecting their rights.

This is the third Statement on Children’s Rights in Northern Ireland, which looks at some of the key issues facing children and young people today – eg health, education and having a say. It also looks at some other important issues where the rights of small numbers of children and young people are affected badly.

You can read the main report on this page or go to the children and young people’s version for a summary of the report.

 

NICCY Youth Panel Statement on Children's Rights in Northern Ireland 3

Introduction

This ‘Statement on Children’s Rights in Northern Ireland 3’ (SOCRNI 3) is NICCY’s third such publication (you can view the first two SOCRNIs here) and is informed by current contexts, the UN Committee’s Concluding Observations following their 5th periodic examination of the UK State Party, and NICCY’s work with stakeholders on key priorities.

Each rights themed area of this Statement is prefaced with the relevant UNCRC Articles, the UN Committee’s Concluding Observations, followed by the current context in respect of children’s rights followed by NICCY’s Calls to Government.

Koulla Yiasouma, Commissioner for Children and Young People said:

“It is clear our children need a functioning, stable and robust government, with a clear and shared vision – delivering on the rights of all children and young people so they can have the very best start in life. This Report demonstrates that we still have a long way to go, and Children and Young People in Northern Ireland deserve better.”

Press release

Reports

NICCY has produced the following reports  which you can view below:

 Main Report

 Summary Report