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10 years of The Ombudsman for Children’s Office

We’ve been creating videos at our It’s Your Right vimeo channel, to help you find out about the work of the Ombudsman for Children’s Office and to help educate about the rights of the child.

Part of the Ombudsman for Children's job is to promote the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and to ensure that the government and other decision-makers have the best interests of children and young people in mind. Explore this site to find out about your rights.

Children tell us about their rights

In our audio channel the children of Navan Education Together National School share their voices on their rights and why they are important.




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.

Childs drawing of a young boy smiling

“I have a friend who has a different religion, and it’s unfair to treat him differently because he has a different religion, because he’s still a person like everybody else and different people believe in different things”

 Luke (9), Galway