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.
13 Feb 2020
Ombudsman for Children’s Office Child Protection Policy and Procedures 2020
Children and young people, and the adults who care for them, need to be confident that the OCO can provide a safe environment. Our Child…
23 Jan 2020
Molly Two Years On
In 2018 the Ombudsman for Children’s Office published Molly’s case, a report detailing a complaint we received about a child with a disability who is…
11 May 2020
Office of Children’s Ombudsman Welcomes Decision to Cancel Leaving Certificate Exams
The Children’s Ombudsman, Dr Niall Muldoon, has welcomed the decision by Government today to cancel the Leaving Certificate exams. Dr Muldoon said, “Some 61,000 students…
07 May 2020
Statement from Office of Children’s Ombudsman following meeting with Minister for Education and Skills to discuss Leaving Certificate
7th May 2020: Following a letter from The Ombudsman for Children to the Minister for Education on 17th April, the Ombudsman Dr Niall Muldoon met…