All Party Group on Children and Young People


  • To provide a forum to facilitate and enable cross party discussion and co-operation on children's and young people’s issues;
  • To work with children and young people and the children’s sector to facilitate better co-ordination on children’s issues within the Assembly and Executive;
  • To raise the profile of children's and young people’s issues within the Assembly and Executive;
  • To secure and maintain a priority focus on children's and young people’s issues in the Programme for Government;
  • To promote and support the mainstreaming of rights and equality for all children and young people within government legislation, policy, and service provision so that positive outcomes are secured for all children and young people.

Forthcoming Meetings

2nd October 2013

Long Gallery Seminar: Disseminating Evidence: What works?

21st October 2013

Long Gallery Launch of Policy Calls to Action

19th November 2013

Room 342 Alison McCullough MBE, NI Country Officer, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

10th December 2013


Chris Quinn, NIYF

Lorraine Boyd, NEETS Forum

Officers of the Group

Chairperson: Chris Lyttle MLA
Vice-Chairperson: Steven Agnew MLA
Secretary: Meagan Fearon MLA
Treasurer: Sandra Overend MLA 

Group Members


Michelle McIlveen, DUP
Chris Lyttle, Alliance
Roy Beggs, UUP
Basil McCrea, NI21
Dominic Bradley, SDLP 
Sandra Overend, UUP
Steven Agnew, Green
Meagan Fearon, Sinn Féin
John McCallister, NI21
Colum Eastwood, SDLP
Kieran McCarthy, Alliance

Contact Details

Ellen Finlay
Policy Officer
Children in Northern Ireland (CiNI)
Unit 9, 40 Montgomery Road
Tel: 02890 401290

Financial or other benefits received

Secretarial support received from Children in Northern Ireland on an on-going basis

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