24 May 2022
Putting children at the heart of Justice System
Over 150 solicitors were in attendance for the return of the Children Order Conference which this year took place at the Crowne Hotel, Belfast.
The conference, which has been delayed because of the pandemic, has provided a platform for legal practitioners specialising in family law to come together to discuss issues and developments in relation to children and the justice system.
This year’s conference theme was ‘The child at the centre of the process – Immigration and unaccompanied Children’ and very much reflective of a world in conflict.
Those attending had an opportunity to hear from a range of experts delivering presentations spanning legal, social services, psychological aspects and practice issues when acting for families involved with immigration and for unaccompanied children.
This event, which is organised by the Law Society’s, Children Order Panel Accreditation Board included addresses from the President of the Law Society, Brigid Napier and Justice Minister, Naomi Long MLA.
Commenting on the conference, Fiona Donnelly, Chair of the Children Order Panel said
“After a lengthy delay I am delighted to welcome colleagues to this important event which provides a necessary platform to share knowledge and to discuss the needs of children in the Justice System in Northern Ireland”.
Naomi Long MLA, Justice Minister
Fiona Donnelly, Chair of COP