The NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) is seeking new members for her NICCY Youth Panel. This is a group of young people who advise the Commissioner on key issues and assist her in her work of safeguarding and promoting the rights and best interests of children and young people.
The panel are involved in a range of key functions within the organisation including involvement in projects; recruiting staff; media engagement; designing the website and publications and hosting conferences and presentations. Additionally, the youth panel members also have the opportunity to meet directly with government Ministers and officials, enabling them to challenge key decision makers and ensure their voice is heard. The Youth Panel receive training and support to enable this to happen.
We are in the process of recruiting new members onto the panel. Young people need to live in Northern Ireland and be aged between 12- 17 years (up to 20 if they have a disability or have experienced living in care). Members leave at 18 or 21 years.
There will be two recruitment days on Saturday 20th February (Belfast) and 27th February (Omagh) 2016. For additional information and a downloadable application form for the NICCY Youth Panel, go to NICCY Youth Panel Recruitment on the NICCY website. A flyer with information on the recruitment is available by clicking NICCY Youth Panel pdf.
The closing date for applications is Friday 5th February 2016.