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.
16 May 2019
Strategic Plan 2019-2021
The Ombudsman for Children’s Office Strategic Plan 2019-2021 builds on the very positive work that has taken place over the past three years. It sets…
29 Apr 2019
OCO Submission on processing children’s personal data and their rights as data subjects under GDPR
In December 2018, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) launched a public consultation on the processing of children’s personal data and the rights of children as…
17 Apr 2019
“I know it’s a house, but it’s not a home” Family Hubs through the eyes of children who live there
The Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) today (Thursday, 18th) published No Place Like Home a report outlining children’s views and experiences of living in Family…
08 Apr 2019
HSE and Tusla still not working together effectively for 483 children with disabilities in state care
In 2018 the Ombudsman for Children’s Office published Molly’s Case, a report detailing a complaint about a child with a disability who is in foster…