Daphne Champions Children’s Commissioner Role

Daphne Caine MHK who was IOM Children’s Champion before a bust up with former Chief Minister Howard Quayle outlines the case for an independent ‘Children’s Commissioner’. This type is position is established in the countries of the UK and also in Jersey:

“Garff MHK Daphne Caine is calling for the establishment of a children’s commissioner role, as exists in Jersey and across the UK.

“Mrs Caine, the former children’s champion, described that role as being not fit for purpose, and said that a ’non-political’ commissioner could be more effective as an ’independent human rights monitor’.

“The champion role should be replaced with a children’s commissioner who could be ’more effective than any single backbencher could ever be’.

Full report at this IOM Today link:

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=64162&headline=Caine%20wants%20to%20see%20a%20Children%27s%20Commissioner%20for%20the%20island&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2021

UK Children’s Commissioners collectively submit a report as required (5 yearly) to the UN Committee on the Right of the Child. The Isle of Man via the UK is a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.Image: Daphne Caine MHK (front left)

Bernard Moffatt

AGS Celtic League (26th October 2021)

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