As a result of the current health crisis, and in accordance with government advice, all Children’s Law Centre staff are now working from home. We will continue to deliver services to the best of our ability and within ongoing restrictions.
What about Children’s Human Rights during the Covid-19 Pandemic?
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child recently set out that “...restrictions must be imposed only when necessary, be proportionate and kept to an absolute minimum” and that “States should respect the right of every child to non-discrimination in its measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic as well as take targeted measures to protect children in vulnerable situations...States should ensure that responses to the pandemic, including restrictions and decisions on allocation of resources, reflect the principle of the best interests of the child.”
If you have already been in contact with a member of staff please contact the relevant member of staff directly.
Email addresses for Children’s Law Centre staff are below:
Please note that CHALKY our Free Phone Advice Line has been suspended until further notice.
We will continue to monitor government advice and hope to be able to return to a full service as soon as it is safe to do so.
Please stay safe and well.
Children’s Law Centre Management Committee and Staff
The Children’s Law Centre is one of the leading children’s charities in NI. It works to protect the rights of all children living in NI but in particular those who are the most disadvantaged, especially children who are living with disabilities, have special educational needs, mental health problems and are experiencing discrimination.
We use the law to access critical services for children and young people and to challenge the discrimination and disadvantage suffered by many of our most vulnerable children. We provide a free legal advice service and legal representation for children and young people. We also work to create a society where all children can access all the necessary services and avail of all opportunities to enjoy their childhood and realise their full potential. We are committed to giving a voice to the most disadvantaged and voiceless children.
Children’s Law Centre is a company limited by guarantee, No NI33998
Northern Ireland Charity number: NIC 101148
The Children’s Law Centre is a charity and can accept donations to support our work. If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid your donation and we can claim back an extra 25p from your taxes for every 1 pound you donate.
Send your donation directly to Children’s Law Centre, Rights House, 2nd Floor 127-137 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 1SH.
Telephone: 028 9024 5704 Fax: 028 9024 5679
Young Persons Freephone Advice Line: 0808 8085678
Children’s Law Centre is a company limited by guarantee, No NI33998 Northern Ireland Charity number: NIC 101148