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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

Priorities for the Heenan Anderson Commission

We have produced a briefing outlining the key priorities for the Heenan Anderson Commission. We have highlighted: Collaboration and Integration, Investment in children and young people and families, Children with Disabilities and Early Intervention.

Heenan Anderson Priorities

Child Poverty Animation

Below is a link to a set of poverty animations which were produced following work with children and young people from across the UK. The young people shared their opinions on poverty in relation to a range of topics. Pupils from Hazelwood Integrated Primary School in Newtownabbey discuss education.

Watch the Video

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


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

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