Separated children

Response: Inquiry into the situation of separated children (2017)

We believe that Northern Ireland has the skills and capacity to be involved in the resettlement of child refugees.

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Response: Independent guardianship regulations (2015)

We agree with DHSSPS that Independent Guardians should be experts in their work but believe that the proposed social worker criterion would be too restrictive and may unnecessarily restrict the pool of potentially qualified applicants.

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Briefing: Extending legal guardianship to all separated children (2014)

Working with NICCY, this briefing for MLAs calls for an amendment that will extend Legal Guardianship to all separated children. A Legal Guardian can help identify victims of trafficking as well as to help protect other vulnerable children from exploitation.

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Briefing: Separated children in Northern Ireland (2013)

This paper outlines the activities and developments relating to separated children in Northern Ireland. It draws together key learning in this complex area and sets out actions now required to support this group of children.

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Response: JCHR inquiry into separated children (2012)

We give the Westminster Joint Committee on Human Rights an overview of issues faced by separated children in Northern Ireland and we highlight recent developments and examples of good practice.

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