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Know Your Rights: Children Law and Gardai

As a victim of crime, you have the right to report that crime to the Gardaí (police).

Know Your Rights: Rights in the Family

You have a right to live with your family if this is in your best interests. Read more  . . .

Know Your Rights: Rights as a Migrant or Refugee

If you or your parents have come to Ireland from another country, you will be known as migrants. Migrant children or children of migrants have different rights and entitlements depending on their own or their parent’s citizenship or immigration status.

Know Your Rights: Right to Protection from Harm

No matter what age you are, you have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse and exploitation. The State has a legal duty to look after your welfare.

Know Your Rights: Right to Health

Anybody in Ireland with a medical emergency has the right to attend their local hospital accident and emergency department. There may be a cost for this unless you have been referred by your family doctor (GP) or you hold a medical card. Some health services are free.

Know Your Rights: Right to Equality

As a child or young person, you have a right to equal treatment. Depending on your age and some legal restrictions, you also have the right to take part in the life of your community, in employment, and to make independent choices about matters that concern you.

Know Your Rights: Right to Education

All children and young people in Ireland have the right to education. This right is protected under the Irish Constitution.

Thumbnail Image Children and Family Relationships Bill Briefing Note

The Children’s Rights Alliance welcomes the publication of the Children and Family Relationships Bill 2015. The Bill represents the most important reform of child and family law for a generation and puts children at the heart of family law.

Report Card 2015 Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Programme for Government commits to promoting greater co-ordination and integration of delivery of services to the Traveller community across Government, using available resour

Report Card 2015 Right to Protection from Abuse

The Programme for Government commits to fundamentally reform the delivery of child protection services by removing child welfare and protection from the HSE, and creating a dedicated Chi