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.
One year on, Covid-19 is still having an impact on children's lives. Here is some useful info for parents and young people in Ireland.
Learn about the rights of children and young people. Plus lots of resources for those who work with children.
16 Jun 2021
2020 Childhood Paused – OCO Annual Report
The Ombudsman for Children’s Office is required under law to submit to the Oireachtas an Annual Report on the performance of our functions. The Annual…
10 Jun 2021
OCO’s submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care
In June 2021, the OCO made a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to inform its deliberations ahead of the…
16 Jun 2021
Press release: The Ombudsman for Children publishes 2020 Childhood Paused: Annual Report
The Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) today (Wednesday, June 16th) is publishing 2020 Childhood Paused, its Annual Report for 2020. Complaints to the Ombudsman for…
24 May 2021
Ombudsman for Children’s Office launches No End in Site – An investigation into the living conditions of children living on a local authority halting site
The Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO), today (Monday, May 24) published No End in Site; An investigation into the living conditions of children living on…