What is the Ombudsman for Children's Office?
- We are a human rights institution and work to protect the rights of children and young people in Ireland.
- We investigate complaints about services provided to children by public organisations.
- We want children and young people to be actively heard and respected so they experience safe, fulfilling and happy everyday lives.
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Learn about the rights of children and young people. Plus lots of resources for those who work with children.
20 Dec 2018
Children’s Participation in Decision-making
Children have the right to express their views and to have those views considered, according to their age and understanding. Public bodies and organisations that…
18 Dec 2018
Consulting with young people
We encourage all organisations that involve children to consult with children and young people. In order to consult meaningfully with young people you must ensure that…
07 Jan 2019
Ombudsman for Children supports call for Ireland to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, has today (Monday) expressed his support for a recommendation by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine…
19 Nov 2018
Child Talks; a series of inspiring stories from young people celebrating World Children’s Day
Follow online at #ChildTalks2018 and #WorldChildrensDay To celebrate Work Children’s Day 2018, the Ombudsman for Children’s Office, in partnership with 15 organisations who work…