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.
Patient Advocacy Services provide independent, confidential support to help make a formal complaint against a public hospital in Ireland. This includes complaints about CHI children's hospitals, regional/general hospitals, maternity hospitals and specialist hospitals and covers inpatient, outpatient/diagnostic and emergency care.