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.
02 Feb 2018
A Guide to Child-Centred Complaints Handling
This Guide to Child-Centred Complaints Handling sets out core principles of good practice for dealing with complaints made by or on behalf of children. We…
15 Jan 2018
Molly’s case: How Tusla and the HSE provided and coordinated supports for a child with a disability in the care of the State
This report provides details of Molly’s* case. Molly was born with Down Syndrome and severe autism, and was abandoned at birth by her biological parents.…
15 Jan 2018
Child with disability, abandoned at birth not receiving sufficient support – Ombudsman for Children
The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, today (15th January 2018) published Molly’s* case; an investigation into a complaint made on behalf of Molly who…
22 Dec 2017
Ombudsman for Children’s Office Christmas Message
Happy Christmas from the Ombudsman for Children’s Office The Ombudsman for Children’s Office will be closed from 4pm Friday 22nd December until 9am Tuesday 2nd…