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.
20 Dec 2018
Children’s Participation in Decision-making
Children have the right to express their views and to have those views considered, according to their age and understanding. Public bodies and organisations that…
18 Dec 2018
Consulting with young people
We encourage all organisations that involve children to consult with children and young people. In order to consult meaningfully with young people you must ensure that…
13 Mar 2019
20 years later Direct Provision, a temporary solution, continues – Ombudsman for Children
“Direct Provision was introduced as an emergency measure in 1999 and 20 years later it not only continues, but has been embedded as a permanent…
20 Feb 2019
Equal education for refugee children – Ombudsman for Children
The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, has expressed his concern about the provision of education for Syria programme refugee children living in Emergency Reception…