Head of the Civil Service, Jayne Brady has welcomed the announcement of the appointment of Chris Quinn as the new Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland.
Jayne Brady said:
“I want to congratulate Chris on his appointment. The role of Children’s Commissioner is vital in safeguarding and promoting the rights and best interests of our children and young people.
“I believe that Chris has all the skills and experience needed to take forward this important work and I want to wish him every success when he takes up his post.
“I also want to express my gratitude to the outgoing Children’s Commissioner Koulla Yiasouma. The energy, drive and passion she brought to the role ensured she was at the forefront of championing children and young people’s issues in Northern Ireland for many years.”
Chris Quinn’s appointment will be for a period of four years, with the possibility of reappointment. Mr Quinn will take up post on 18 September 2023.
Notes to editors:
- The appointment was announced by the NIO today. A copy of the announcement is available here: bit.ly/46hui7S
- In the absence of Ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive, this appointment was made under the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2022.
- The principal aim of the Commissioner for Children and Young People is to promote and safeguard the rights and best interests of children and young people.
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