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.
18 Apr 2019
Prompt Payments by Public Sector Bodies Quarterly Period Covered: 2019
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…
18 Apr 2019
No Place Like Home; Children’s views and experiences of living in Family Hubs
No Place Like Home is a report by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office outlining children’s views and experiences of living in Family Hubs. The views…
17 Apr 2019
“I know it’s a house, but it’s not a home” Family Hubs through the eyes of children who live there
The Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) today (Thursday, 18th) published No Place Like Home a report outlining children’s views and experiences of living in Family…
08 Apr 2019
HSE and Tusla still not working together effectively for 483 children with disabilities in state care
In 2018 the Ombudsman for Children’s Office published Molly’s Case, a report detailing a complaint about a child with a disability who is in foster…