Privacy Statement

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office was established as an independent statutory body under the Ombudsman for Children Act 2002. The Ombudsman for Children has two primary functions; to investigate complaints made against public bodies, schools and voluntary hospitals and to promote the rights and welfare of children.

Under section 4 of the Data Protections Act a person has a right to be given a copy of his/her personal data. If you would like a copy of such data the OCO will need an official form of identification along with a Subject Access Request in writing, either by email to oco@oco.ie or in writing to:

Ombudsman for Children’s Office
Millennium House
52-56 Great Strand St
Dublin 1

Under section 6 of the Acts, a person has a right to have his/her personal data corrected, if inaccurate, or erased, if there is not a legitimate reason for the retention of this data. There is no fee for this. OCO shall comply within 40 calendar days of the receipt of such a request.

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office take its security responsibilities seriously in relation to the retention of data through the OCO website and endeavours to take all necessary physical and technical measures to ensure that information collected is secure. The Ombudsman for Children’s office will regularly review these measures.

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office will routinely review all data supplied to the OCO through the website to ensure that all information stored is necessary.

If you have any queries regarding the collection of information by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office you can submit them in writing to the office or by email to oco@oco.ie.

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