Northern Ireland campaigning
See what actions we are taking with local communities to help children and young people in Northern Ireland.
Our current campaigns
A Hidden Harm campaign is currently running in the Western Trust area of Northern Ireland, including the Foyle, Omagh and Enniskillen areas. The phrase Hidden Harm is used to describe the needs of children born to and living with parental alcohol and/or drug misuse in Northern Ireland, therefore this campaign focuses on the impact of parental alcohol and drug misuse on children and young people. The campaign is being delivered in partnership with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies including the Public Health Agency and DIVERT drug and alcohol hidden harm service. The campaign includes bespoke posters, leaflets, workshops and road-shows to raise awareness of the issue in the community, in families and with professionals. Potential for roll out of the campaign to other areas of Northern Ireland is currently being considered 2011 - 2012.
Traveller children witnessing domestic violence report (2010)
A report produced from the multi agency workshop, Traveller children witnessing domestic violence - multi agency challenges to providing support (2009) has been disseminated to key Traveller and domestic violence agencies and forums. As a follow up to the recommendations of the report a seminar is planned for autumn 2011 focusing on the broader issue of Safeguarding in the Traveller Community. Key Traveller groups in the North and Republic of Ireland along with statutory and voluntary groups engaging with the Traveller community in relation to safeguarding will be supporting and attending the event. The seminar aims to identify the major issues challenging the support of Traveller children in relation to safeguarding from a range of perspectives.
Traveller children witnessing domestic violence workshop report [PDF, 1MB]
Responding to children who experience violence in a cross border setting (2009)
This workshop aimed to explore the difficulties posed for those experiencing domestic violence due to jurisdiction issues and accessing support services in a cross border setting, and how this particular impacts on providing a support to children. A workshop report is available and the recommendations are planned to be taken forward by a multi agency cross border partnership in the near future.
Domestic violence in a cross border setting workshop report [PDF, 1.5MB]
How can I get involved?
For more information please contact Margaret Gallagher, campaigns coordinator, Foyle Area, Northern Ireland.
Email Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7456 7779
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