of the Child Resources
on Rights of the Child were asked in 1998
were also asked of 12-17 year olds in the Young
Life and Times Survey in 1998, and of 16
year olds in 2007 and 2009.
Research Bank (ORB) contains a bibliography and summaries of social
policy research in Northern Ireland since 1990 - view the entries
for young people, which include summaries of the following
The ORB Children’s
Research Database is sponsored by the Children and Young People's
Unit in the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister
and contains a bibliography of key research documents focused
on the lives of children and young people in Northern Ireland
since 2000 with, in many cases, a summary of the work.
- The Children
and Young People's Unit within the Office
of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister was established
to ensure that the rights and needs of children and young people
living in Northern Ireland are given a high priority. The Unit
has published aten-year Children's
and Young People's Strategy 2006-2016.
- The Office
of the Northern Ireland Commissioner
for Children and Young People was set up by The Commissioner
for Children and Young People (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.
The principal aim is “to safeguard and promote the rights and
best interests of children and young persons”. The NICCY site
and a section on the UN
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- The Childline
site has sections for children and young people, and for
adults, including a section
on issues affecting young pople.
- The Children's
House site from Norway has a floor devoted to Children's
The Child Rights Information Network contains information
on the rights of children with disabilities, child labour laws,
and the rights of children in armed conflict.
- To learn
more about the composition and effects of various illegal drugs,
FRANK website. This site is part of the government's public
campaign, and is aimed at 11-21 year olds and their parents.
The National Children's Bureau is a registered charity
that encourages young people to take an interest in conditions
that affect them. One of their publications - Voices
behind the Statistics - is based on community relations
in Northern Ireland, and was influenced by the Young
Life and Times survey.
on past and current child care research can be found at the
Institute for Child Care Research at Queens University Belfast,
Children's Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin.
- The UNICEF
site contains a section
on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
campaigns for children to have the same legal protection against
being hit as adults and promotes positive, non-violent discipline.