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…
09 Apr 2020
Urgent clarity on State exams needed
The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, has called for urgent clarity on plans for the Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations due to begin in…
06 Apr 2020
#WhatIMiss We want to hear directly from young people! We want to know how the coronavirus and the lockdown has impacted you, your home, your…