Every child and young person has a right to know what their rights are. 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. The 28th of September 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of Ireland signing the UNCRC. To learn about our year-long programme to celebrate this anniversary, click here.

Find out more about the different rights you have by clicking on these buttons:

All Different, All EqualDoing Whats Best for ChildrenHaving a Say
The Right to FoodThe Right to a HomeThe Right to Clean Water
Practising your own culture, religion and languageFamily and CarePrivacy
HealthcareEducationPlay and rest
Protection from work that harms youBeing safeProtection from war
expressing yourselfgetting informationknowing your rights and responsibilities
the right to a namea nationalitybeing treated fairly by the law