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Policy and Research

We raise awareness about children’s rights and give advice to the Government and others about individual laws, policies and decisions that affect children.

Rights based approach to advice

We promote the rights and welfare of all children in Ireland by looking at laws and policies affecting them.

International cooperation

We work with international bodies and networks to share information about the issues affecting children

OCO Library

Here you find our policy submissions, advice to Government, strategies, reports, investigations, research & more.

Research on children’s rights

We carry out and commissions research on important issues affecting children to understand whether children’s rights are being protected.