Find out about your rights

Part of the Ombudsman for Children's job is to raise awareness of children’s rights, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Explore this site to find out more about your rights!

Children talk to us about their rights

In our audio channel, children from Navan Education Together National School share their views on what different children’s rights mean to them.




The It’s your right iPad app is released and is available now on iTunes

Luke, Keeva and Caoimhe, 3 teenage students from Dublin speak to us about their right to a language. Check out the video here.

Seen & Heard. Under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child children have a right to be seen and heard. We talked to adult experts about the rights of child and you can hear and see here.

The talented young writers of Fighting Words wrote some pieces for the It’s your right campaign. They talked to us about their views on the rights of the child.

Jack, pupil of saint francis of assisi primary school talking about his rights while visiting the children's ombudsman's office

“They should have attention, they should have food and water, all the things that they need to survive with…they need protection, they need healthiness and they need care..”

Jack (9) St.Francis of Assisi, Dublin, talking about about what children need