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World Children’s Day takes place on 20th November and each year the OCO hosts Child Talks to mark the day.

Child Talks is an opportunity for children to tell their own stories, to share their views and to have their say.

The OCO invites children from all over Ireland to take part – those who love talking or those who have never done anything like this before. We work with the young people involved through a series of workshops to help them get ready for the event.

Since Child Talks began in 2018 young have people have talked about lots of different issues – school, disability, period poverty, culture, sexuality, family and lots more. It is completely up to the speakers.

The theme for Child Talks 2021 is “My Hopes for the Future”.

If you want to take part or find out more email, send a voicenote to 0871029039 or fill out the Child Talks application form.
Applications close on Wednesday 11th August.

Press Releases

Ombudsman for Children Office Launch Child Talks 2020

Child Talks 2019 – Children having their say on World Children’s Day

Child Talks; a series of inspiring stories from young people celebrating World Children’s Day