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.
18 Oct 2019
Over 1,000 people flock to Croke Park for Beyond Limits; Empowering young people with disabilities
Michael McKillop, Mark Pollock, Joanne O’Riordan, Ellen Keane, Adam Harris and Izzy’s Wheels are just some of the speakers that children, parents, carers and other…
26 Sep 2019
OCO and UNICEF Ireland work with Government to consult children on climate
The Government is to consult with children and young people on the global climate crisis, giving a major boost to child rights in Ireland. The…