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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

Petition: Support the Children's Bill

We have started a campaign in support of Steven Agnew's Private Member's Children's Bill. The Bill seeks to place a Statutory Duty to Cooperate on Government to work together to deliver children's services.

Support the Children's Bill

Launch of the Children's Bill

Steven Agnew MLA is launching his Private Member's Children's Bill on Monday 12 January in Room 115, Parliament Buildings. The Bill seeks to place a Statutory Duty to Cooperate on Government to work together to deliver children's services.

Launch of the Children's Bill

Response to the Draft Budget

In our response to the Northern Ireland Draft Budget 2015-16 we highlight the need for a Statutory Duty to Cooperate among Government Departments and the introduction of Children's Budgeting

CiNI Draft Budget Response

Beneath the Surface: Child Poverty in Northern Ireland

The ‘Beneath the Surface: Child Poverty in Northern Ireland’report commissioned by the Child Poverty Alliance aims to provide insights into the issues exacerbating child poverty and to to begin a serious conversation about what can be done to eradicate it.

Beneath the Surface

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