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.
Take part in our monthly survey about issues affecting children and young people in Ireland.
Learn about the rights of children and young people. Plus lots of resources for those who work with children.
13 Aug 2018
Waiting for Scoliosis Treatment: A Children’s Rights Issue 2018
Since July 2009, my office has received complaints from parents on behalf of their children who have scoliosis and in need of surgery. Over a…
10 Jul 2018
Prompt Payments by Public Sector Bodies Quarterly Period Covered: Qtr 2 of 2018
It is a Government requirement that all central Government Departments, the Health Service Executive, the local authorities and all other public sector bodies, including the…
21 Jun 2018
‘Joining the Dots’ Survey Results on child-friendly healthcare in hospital
Joint Press Release ‘Joining the Dots’ Survey Results Published by the Children’s Hospital Group Board and the Ombudsman for Children’s Office The Children’s Hospital Group…
20 Jun 2018
Ombudsman for Children launches “Take My Hand” Young People’s Experiences of Mental Health Services
The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, today launched a report to highlight the views of young people receiving inpatient mental health care. Dr Muldoon,…