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The Ombudsman for Children (OCO)_ investigates complaints about services provided to children by public organisations. The service is free and independent. The OCO promotes the rights and welfare of young people under 18 years of age living in Ireland.

If you think a public body or organisation’s actions have negatively affected a child or children, you can contact the Ombudsman for Children and make a complaint. Anyone can make a complaint to them about a public service in the Republic of Ireland. They accept complaints from children and young people under the age of 18, and also from adults on children’s behalf.

Children’s Rights
The Ombudsman for Children provides information about children’s rights and provide workshops on children’s rights to children and young people.


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