The Ombudsperson for Children investigates violations of children’s rights and makes recommendations to Ministers on legislation, policies, and practices related to children’s services and rights. This office also advises private and public bodies on protecting children’s rights, ensuring a comprehensive approach to child welfare.

Aims and Objectives:

  1. Ensure Consideration of Children’s Rights: The Ombudsperson ensures that the rights, needs, and interests of children are fully considered by public bodies, private authorities, individuals, and associations. By advocating for children’s rights, the Ombudsperson ensures that all decisions and actions affecting children prioritize their well-being.
  2. Promote Children’s Rights and Interests: The office actively promotes the rights and best interests of children. This includes raising awareness about children’s rights among the public and relevant stakeholders, fostering a culture that respects and prioritizes children’s welfare in all societal aspects.
  3. Compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child: A key objective is to promote compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This international treaty outlines the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights of children and serves as a guideline for the Ombudsperson’s work. Ensuring adherence to this convention helps standardize the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights across various sectors.

By fulfilling these aims and objectives, the Ombudsperson for Children ensures a comprehensive approach to child welfare, advocating for policies and practices that uphold the highest standards of child rights and protection. This role is essential in creating a society where children’s rights are recognized, respected, and actively promoted.