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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

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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CiNI Statement on EU Referendum

Following the EU referendum, Children in Northern Ireland are calling on all politicians to make every effort to protect and promote children’s rights.

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CPA launched 6 Key Asks at Conference

On 24th May, the Child Poverty Alliance held the "Making it Happen" conference where it launched its 6 keys asks for the current NI Executive.

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CiNI Response to Programme for Government

Read CiNI's response to the Programme for Government consultation. Please circulate and feel free to use as a basis for your own response. Submissions can be made to

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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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