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.
08 May 2018
Prompt Payments by Public Sector Bodies Quarterly Period Covered: Qtr 1 of 2018
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…
05 Mar 2018
It’s Our Brexit Too: Children’s Rights, Children’s Voices
This is a report on the views, hopes and fears of young people, North and South, and is the outcome of a unique cross-border conference…
10 May 2018
Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 should be brought to conclusion without delay – Ombudsman for Children
The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, welcomes the publication of amendments to the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 by the Minister for Education…
08 May 2018
Award-winning animation studios join forces with Ombudsman for Children’s Office to help raise awareness around young people’s rights
The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon today launched a unique rights awareness competition with the support of the Irish animation industry. This once-off competition…
01 May 2018
Statement: Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, expresses concern about a potential amendment to the proposed digital age of consent
In November 2017, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice and Equality published a report that set out its views and recommendations on the General Scheme…