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30 June 2003

 

 

COMMUNITY NURSES SEEK EARLY MEETING WITN NEW NORTHERN IRELAND
CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER

 

The Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association is seeking an early meeting with Northern Ireland’s first Commissioner for Children and Young People, Nigel Williams.

The CPHVA’s Professional Officer for Northern Ireland, Briege Coyle said: ‘We welcome the appointment of Nigel Williams. He is an excellent choice and appears to have been given a wide range of powers that could make him a very effective – and independent - advocate for children and young people in Northern Ireland.’

Mr Willams, who is currently Child Executive of Childnet International which specialises in protecting children from abuse on the internet, is due to take up his new role on 1 October.

Ms Coyle said: ‘The CPHVA would like an early meeting with Mr Willams, once he is in post, so we can discuss the many issues relating to young people’s rights and child protection. We look forward to working closely with him and his team in the months and years ahead.’

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The CPHVA - the UK’s third largest nursing union - represents health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses, district nurses and nursery nurses working in the community in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The CPHVA is a professional section of the Amicus trade union

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