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…
29 Jan 2019
Ombudsman for Children warns of long term impact of homelessness on children
Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children “I was shocked but unfortunately not surprised today to learn that more than 800 of the children treated…
21 Jan 2019
Ombudsman for Children hopeful that specialised child protection inspections in schools will address issues raised in complaints
The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, has today (Monday 21st), welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh of a new…
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…