Iryna Pona

Iryna Pona, Policy Adviser

From our Policy team

Iryna leads on runaways, child sexual exploitation and advocacy for looked after children policy.

Showing 11 to 18 of 18 articles for Iryna Pona, Policy Adviser
young girl sitting against a wall
If the principles in a new standard released today were upheld, young people would not experience the care system as ‘an isolated place’
03 April 2013
Young girl who has run away
While there is evidence that new policing terminology can save money, the data that they help young people is lacking
21 March 2013
Matthew Reed of The Children's Society and Peter Davies of CEOP
Our agreement with the UK policing agency CEOP is an example of working together to protect young people.
11 March 2013
young girl who has run away stands as people rush by her
A troubling new Ofsted report echoes our findings about low levels of support for young runaways
15 February 2013
Christmas Wish
For many of us this time of year is full of anticipation. But for many children and families we work with, the holiday season is a time of worry.
20 December 2012
teenage girl sitting against a wall holding a stuffed animal
As we're reminded too frequently, children in care are mistreated and neglected - see what you can do to support them
13 November 2012
adult and young man speaking
Many children in the care system tell us of experiences of powerlessness when decisions are made about their future - but advocates help change that
13 September 2012, 4 comments
Following a new report, we urge the government to ensure that young people are supported in the new special education system.
28 May 2012