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.
30 Oct 2019
Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act 1997 (FOI Act) as amended by the Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003 obliged government departments, the Health Service Executive (HSE), local authorities and…
30 Oct 2019
Ombudsman for Children Act 2002
The Ombudsman for Children Act, which sets out the role and powers of this Office, was agreed by the Dáil and the Seanad in 2002.
20 Nov 2019
Statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs
The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon appeared before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs on World Children’s Day, Wednesday 20th November.…
19 Nov 2019
Child Talks 2019 – Children having their say on World Children’s Day
Child Talks will see nine young people take to the stage to share their views and experiences on World Children’s Day. The Kabin Crew, a…