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Strategic Plan 2023-2028

The Children’s Court Guardian Agency for Northern Ireland was renamed in March 2023, with  the commencement of the implementation of The Adoption and Children Act (2022), The Children’s Court Guardian Agency for Northern Ireland (Establishment and Constitution) Order (Northern Ireland) 2023 which came into force on the 6th March 2023. This changed the name of the Agency from the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency to the Children’s Court Guardian Agency for Northern Ireland and The Guardians Ad Litem are now known as Children’s Court Guardians.


The previous 5-year Corporate Plan was developed in 2017 – 2021 and was extended until 2022, due to the impact of COVID.

We have been working on our rebranding with the name change and are pleased to share our new Five Year Strategy 2023-2028 which uses our new logo and branding.

The logo reflects the intertwining of the three main strands of the work of the organisation, children and young people, the legal context and the social work context. We worked with the design team and involved children and young people in developing the logo and in the design of our new website which is under construction.

The Five Year Strategy  outlines our ambition for the Agency.

Our overarching theme is Transformation, with key strategic drivers, Improvement, Data and Culture which were developed through engagement with staff,. The strategy explains these drivers and the areas of our work to which they will be applied, Children and young people; Support to staff; Systems and Influencing.

We would like some feedback on the strategy as part of our consultation process.

Consultation Five Year Strategy 2023-2028

 We welcome feedback on the ambition, content, themes, areas of work and any other comments which you think we might find helpful.

You can share your comments in writing or by emailing your comments to our Head of Corporate Services, Sean Brown.

You’ll find Sean’s contact details below. We look forward to hearing from you.

The consultation will close at 5.00pm on Friday, 7 July 2023.

Contact details

Children’s Court Guardian Agency for Northern Ireland

James House

2 Cromac Avenue



Telephone:  0300 555 0102