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Separated children living in Ireland; A report by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office

The overall aim of the project was to better understand the life and level of care afforded to separated children in Ireland by hearing directly from this group of young people.

The project provided an opportunity for these young people to reflect on their lives and experiences and raise issues of direct concern to them with the OCO. Central to the mandate of the Ombudsman for Children’s Office is the implementation of Article 12 of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which sets out the right of children to a voice in all matters concerning them. Section 7(2)(a) of the Ombudsman for Children Act states that the Ombudsman for Children shall consult with groups of children they consider representative for the purposes of her function under this section.