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ERIC Number: EJ818001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Children's Order 10 Years on
Kerr, Linda
Child Care in Practice, v12 n2 p179-183 Apr 2006
Ten years ago I wrote an article on the Children's Order, which was coming into force in Northern Ireland in October 1996. I examined the principles behind the Children's Order and considered how these principles interacted with the practice of family mediation (at that stage I was Coordinator of the Family Mediation service). Since that date mediation provision has decreased in Northern Ireland and I have moved on to become Director of Legal Services and Complaints at the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People. In this article I will consider the principles in the Children's Order and how they translated into practice from the viewpoint of a mediator and as part of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People with a statutory duty to safeguard and protect the rights and best interests of children and young people. I will end with an assessment of how the Children's Order has operated in practice and a consideration of whether it and children's legislation in general needs to be reviewed and new legislation introduced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland