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Welcome to Children in Northern Ireland (CiNI)

CiNI is the regional umbrella organisation for the children’s sector in Northern Ireland. Our vision is to make Northern Ireland a society where all children are valued, treated fairly and are able to flourish. Our mission is to put children at the centre of policy making.

Who We Are

FREE Cyber Safety Training

Children in Northern Ireland are delighted to be partnering with the PSNI to launch a series of FREE cyber-safety workshops for parents in venues across the country in March 2017.

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Press Release re: Refugee and Migrant Children

Read our Press Release on the decision taken by the UK Government to renege on its commitment to refugee and asylum seeking children through section 67 of the Immigration Act, often known as the Dubs Amendment.

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Response re Health Minister Speech on Health & Wellbeing

CiNI has released the following Press Statement following the Health Minister's Speech on Health and Wellbeing 2016.

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Kilkeel Gets Active - Holiday Provision Programme

CiNI was delighted to partner with SPACE, Pathway Adventure Activities, CYPSP and Newry Mourne & Down District Council to deliver a 2 week Holiday Provision programme in Kilkeel, called Kilkeel Gets Active.

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CiNI Membership

CiNI provides training, policy, information, and participation support services to member organisations, relating to their work with children and young people.

Membership Benefits

  • Child Policy Information Service
  • Discounted Room Hire
  • Children Services Training Workshops


  • Copies of the Newsletter, Annual Report
  • Attend Networking Events and Meetings
  • Receive Policy Briefings

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