Giving Children in Direct Provision a Voice: How to Make a Complaint to the Ombudsman for Children

Published date: 
5 Apr 2017

Giving Children in Direct Provision a Voice: How to Make a Complaint to the Ombudsman for Children

 

Wednesday 12 April 2017, 10am – 12pm

 

Ormond Building, 31-36 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7

 

Guest Speaker: Páraic Walsh, Investigator, Office of the Ombudsman for Children

 

This information session is aimed at those working with and on behalf of children and families in the direct provision system in Ireland. The session will describe what constitutes a complaint to the Ombudsman for Children and how to seek such a remedy for children in direct provision.
 
Up to now, children living in direct provision have been the only group in Ireland denied the right to make a complaint to the Ombudsman for Children. That has now changed with the clarification of the Ombudsman’s remit. From 3 April 2017, the Ombudsman for Children can accept complaints from children and young people living in direct provision.
 
The Children’s Rights Alliance has been seeking this change for many years.
 
If you wish to attend, kindly RSVP to Hilary Harmon, Child Refugee Project Manager at hilary@childrensrights.ie or 01 662 9400.