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What does this mean?
It’s your right to know your rights.
You can learn more about your rights by visiting the Ombudsman for Children’s office with your class or group.
Every child has 42 rights.
Your parents should especially help you learn about and understand your rights.
EXAMPLE: In SPHE and Religion, you learn about your rights and responsibilities.
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Do I have this right in Ireland?
- Under article 42 of the UNCRC, it’s your right to know your rights. Adults should know about these rights and help you learn about them, too.
- In SPHE and in Religion class, you learn about your rights.
- There are websites like www.itsyourright.ie and www.citizeninformation.ie which tell you about your rights.
- It is one of the jobs of the Ombudsman for Children’s Office to make sure that children in Ireland know about their rights.
Find out more
- Visiting the OCO – Find out how you can visit the Ombudsman for Children’s Office with your class to take part in a workshop about children’s rights
- Young Social Innovators – Children’s rights are among the issues that young people have worked on through Young Social Innovators.