Ombudsman for Children Annual Report 2017

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Ombudsman for Children Annual Report 2017:

Annual reports must be submitted for the period January 1 to December 31 of that year pursuant to Section 13(7) to the Ombudsman for Children Act, 2002.

Recorded 21st July  2016

The Ombudsman for Children Annual Report


Author: Ombudsman for Children Office

Publisher: Ombudsman for Children Office

Date: 2018

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children, Youth People

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: Open Access

Keywords: Annual reports, Ombudsman for Children Act


The Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) promotes the rights and welfare of children and young people under 18 years of age living in Ireland. We also look into complaints made by, or for children and young people, about the actions of public bodies.

The OCO was set up in 2004 under a law called the Ombudsman for Children Act 2002 which was amended in 2012. During 2017 there were 15 full time staff members and an additional 11 independent contractors in our various teams; Complaints and Investigations, Participation and Education, Policy and Communications and Corporate Services.