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.
The findings of a new research paper highlight the lengthy and complex road to citizenship for non-national and non-citizen children in Ireland
Learn about the rights of children and young people. Plus lots of resources for those who work with children.
25 Jun 2020
OCO submission on the draft new Youth Justice Strategy 2020-2026
The Ombudsman for Children’s Office has made a submission to the Department of Justice and Equality on the draft new Youth Justice Strategy 2020-2026. The…
05 Jun 2020
Pathways to Irish Citizenship
The findings of a new research paper entitled Pathways to Irish Citizenship has highlighted the lengthy and complex road to citizenship for non-national and non-citizen…
24 Jul 2020
Ombudsman for Children Office Launch Child Talks 2020
Child Talks 2020, which showcases the views and experiences of children in Ireland on World Children’s Day, will be officially launched on Wednesday, July 29th…
07 Jul 2020
Report from Ombudsman for Children’s Office Highlights Discrimination, Lack of Privacy and Racism as Biggest Issues Facing Children in Direct Provision
The Ombudsman for Children’s Office will today launch ‘Direct Division’, a report on the views and experiences of children living in Direct Provision accommodation in…
12 Jun 2020
Children’s Ombudsman Issues Letter to Party Leaders Expressing Concern Over Suggested Abolition of Department of Children and Youth Affairs
The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, has written to party leaders involved in Government formation talks for a second time to express grave concern over…