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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.

Pathways to Irish Citizenship

The findings of a new research paper highlight the lengthy and complex road to citizenship for non-national and non-citizen children in Ireland

It’s your right

Learn about the rights of children and young people. Plus lots of resources for those who work with children.