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#Ombudsman For Children

# ombudsman-for-children - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Children's Ombudsman warns of pandemic knock-on impacts as complaints surge almost 80%
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Children's Ombudsman warns of pandemic knock-on impacts as complaints surge almost 80%

May 17th 2022, 6:35 AM 14,047 Views 1 Comment

Over half of the complaints in 2021 related to education.

# ombudsman-for-children - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Government has 'lost its way' on child poverty, says Ombudsman for Children
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Government has 'lost its way' on child poverty, says Ombudsman for Children

Dec 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 11,139 Views 12 Comments

Ireland is one of just five other EU countries that has had above average numbers of children at risk of poverty for ten consecutive years.

# ombudsman-for-children - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Ombudsman for Children criticises Government and declares 2020 a 'devastating year' for young people
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Ombudsman for Children criticises Government and declares 2020 a 'devastating year' for young people

Jun 16th 2021, 7:52 AM 10,772 Views 20 Comments

The OCO said most complaints were centred around education in 2020 and particularly associated with the Leaving Certificate.

# ombudsman-for-children - Friday 12 June, 2020

Ombudsman expresses 'grave concern' over potential abolition of Department of Children
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Ombudsman expresses 'grave concern' over potential abolition of Department of Children

Jun 12th 2020, 1:16 PM 10,868 Views 5 Comments

The Children’s Ombudsman has written a letter to the three party leaders involved in government formation talks.

# ombudsman-for-children - Sunday 11 November, 2018

84 complaints from Direct Provision residents so far this year
# Asylum System
# Asylum System

84 complaints from Direct Provision residents so far this year

Nov 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 45,350 Views 45 Comments

Direct Provision centres are temporary accommodation facilities for people who come to Ireland and present as asylum seekers.

# ombudsman-for-children - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Ombudsman receives 97 complaints from Direct Provision residents
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Ombudsman receives 97 complaints from Direct Provision residents

Jan 30th 2018, 8:52 AM 11,393 Views 83 Comments

The Ombudsman’s office began accepting complaints from people in Direct Provision last April.

# ombudsman-for-children - Monday 24 July, 2017

Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence

Jul 24th 2017, 8:38 AM 13,036 Views 30 Comments

The woman and her children were left without a stable home for almost two years.

# ombudsman-for-children - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

'We need consistency': Long delays by Tusla in dealing with abuse allegations, report says
# Taking Stock
# Taking Stock

'We need consistency': Long delays by Tusla in dealing with abuse allegations, report says

Jul 18th 2017, 12:06 PM 7,296 Views 14 Comments

The Ombudsman was critical of Tusla’s procedures for dealing with abuse allegations.

# ombudsman-for-children - Friday 2 June, 2017

'Sarah is 7 and has hydrocephalus. Her homeless family spent nights sleeping in their car'
# Ombudsman For Children
# Ombudsman For Children

'Sarah is 7 and has hydrocephalus. Her homeless family spent nights sleeping in their car'

Jun 2nd 2017, 6:30 AM 173 Views 58 Comments

There are thousands of very vulnerable children living in Ireland today, writes Dr Niall Muldoon.

# ombudsman-for-children - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Child with an intellectual disability placed in hospital for three months
# Ombudsman For Children
# Ombudsman For Children

Child with an intellectual disability placed in hospital for three months

May 23rd 2017, 4:49 PM 12,403 Views 9 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children is concerned that this is a children’s rights issue and plan to pursue the issue in 2017.

# ombudsman-for-children - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Severely disabled child denied education for 10 months after allegations of abuse at school
# Ombudsman Report
# Ombudsman Report

Severely disabled child denied education for 10 months after allegations of abuse at school

Nov 23rd 2016, 11:44 AM 10,093 Views 3 Comments

A new report from the Ombudsman for Children says education must be adaptable to the individual needs of children

# ombudsman-for-children - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

97 people wanted to be the new Ombudsman for Children, but this man got the job
# New Job
# New Job

97 people wanted to be the new Ombudsman for Children, but this man got the job

Feb 3rd 2015, 4:11 PM 15,305 Views 10 Comments

Dr Niall Muldoon has been working in child protection for 20 years.

# ombudsman-for-children - Monday 29 September, 2014

Children are to help choose the next Ombudsman for Children
# You're Hired
# You're Hired

Children are to help choose the next Ombudsman for Children

Sep 29th 2014, 8:53 AM 3,601 Views 13 Comments

They will be involved the developing the job spec and the selection process.

# ombudsman-for-children - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Number of complaints made to the Ombudsman for Children up 16%
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Number of complaints made to the Ombudsman for Children up 16%

Sep 2nd 2014, 10:45 PM 8,273 Views 3 Comments

Child protection continues to be a problem in Ireland said Emily Logan.

Keeping children in Direct Provision for 10 years is not right, says Logan
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Keeping children in Direct Provision for 10 years is not right, says Logan

Sep 2nd 2014, 4:17 PM 6,312 Views 59 Comments

The issue of direct provision is “unresolved” for the Ombudsman for Children.

# ombudsman-for-children - Friday 25 October, 2013

Children's Ombudsman given powers to investigate gardaí as well as HSE
# Roma Children
# Roma Children

Children's Ombudsman given powers to investigate gardaí as well as HSE

Oct 25th 2013, 6:44 PM 7,303 Views 69 Comments

It follows the removal of two children, aged seven and two, from their parents in Dublin and Athlone on Monday and Tuesday of this week after authorities were informed that they were not their children.

# ombudsman-for-children - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Ombudsman for Children to investigate Roma child incidents
# Families
# Families

Ombudsman for Children to investigate Roma child incidents

Oct 24th 2013, 9:30 PM 6,667 Views 118 Comments

The Ombudsman was contacted by the Minister for Justice on the issue today.

# ombudsman-for-children - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

# ombudsman-for-children - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Minister for Justice: All teenagers to be removed from St Patrick's by 2014
# St Patrick's
# St Patrick's

Minister for Justice: All teenagers to be removed from St Patrick's by 2014

Oct 17th 2012, 9:20 AM 4,510 Views 40 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons has reported incidents of forced stripping of prisoners, excessive punishment, and bullying and intimidation of young and vulnerable inmates by staff at the facility.

# ombudsman-for-children - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman rose by over 20 per cent last year
# Children
# Children

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman rose by over 20 per cent last year

Oct 9th 2012, 1:40 PM 2,964 Views 5 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan said that her office was highlighting cases which were likely to lead to systemic change.

# ombudsman-for-children - Sunday 29 April, 2012

"Not a dumping ground": Pregnant girl turned away from school
# Education
# Education

"Not a dumping ground": Pregnant girl turned away from school

Apr 29th 2012, 2:56 PM 27,880 Views 192 Comments

The girl was turned away from the Catholic school in Munster on two occasions – once when she was pregnant and again after she had given birth.

# ombudsman-for-children - Friday 27 April, 2012

Ombudsman: shift attention from ‘third party abuser’ to put children first
# Children
# Children

Ombudsman: shift attention from ‘third party abuser’ to put children first

Apr 27th 2012, 1:44 PM 1,572 Views 15 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children says the focus of the debate needs to move to abuse which takes place within the home.

# ombudsman-for-children - Monday 12 March, 2012

11-year-old student driven home to use the bathroom due to lack of SNAs
# Education Cuts
# Education Cuts

11-year-old student driven home to use the bathroom due to lack of SNAs

Mar 12th 2012, 12:23 PM 6,744 Views 20 Comments

The primary school student at St Munchin’s CBS in Limerick, who is in a wheelchair, has had to have his mother attend the school to help bring him to the bathroom during the school day.

# ombudsman-for-children - Monday 27 February, 2012

Ombudsman: Children left in 'legal uncertainty' without legislation on surrogacy
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Ombudsman: Children left in 'legal uncertainty' without legislation on surrogacy

Feb 27th 2012, 11:24 AM 1,296 Views 3 Comments

Emily Logan said that the Dept of Justice guidelines don’t go far enough to clear up legal uncertainties for parents and children.

# ombudsman-for-children - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Children's Ombudsman sees increased complaints for 2010
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Children's Ombudsman sees increased complaints for 2010

Jun 1st 2011, 7:10 AM 172 Views 0 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children’s annual report will today publish an annual report showing a 34 per cent increase in cases.

# ombudsman-for-children - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

Constutional change for rights of the child urgent
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Constutional change for rights of the child urgent

Jul 13th 2010, 2:00 PM 267 Views 0 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children has demanded a referendum on the rights of the child.