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Parent & professional

Children’s rights are important and as a parent or professional who works with children, you play a role in making sure children’s rights are realised. Below is some information so you’re more aware of children’s rights and the work the OCO does.

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OCO hearing the views of children and young people

Part of our role is to listen to and consult with children and young people about issues that concern them.

Policy and research

We give advice to the Government and others about individual laws, policies and decisions that affect children in Ireland.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

The UNCRC is a list of rights that every child and young person under the age of 18 has. The OCO is guided by the UNCRC.