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.
13 Feb 2020
Ombudsman for Children’s Office Child Protection Policy and Procedures 2020
Children and young people, and the adults who care for them, need to be confident that the OCO can provide a safe environment. Our Child…
23 Jan 2020
Molly Two Years On
In 2018 the Ombudsman for Children’s Office published Molly’s case, a report detailing a complaint we received about a child with a disability who is…
23 Jan 2020
HSE has still not identified hundreds of children with disabilities in state care two years after OCO report
Molly Two Years On, a report by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) will be published today (Thursday 23rd), outlining significant progress made to improve…
10 Dec 2019
Changes to Gender Recognition Act will still leave under 16s behind – Ombudsman for Children’s Office
The Ombudsman for Children’s Office has expressed concern that proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2015 will continue to leave under 16s behind. These…