Do you want information on what rights and entitlements children have in Ireland? Do you need information on where to go when those rights and entitlements are not respected? The Children’s Rights Alliance has produced a guide on children’s rights and entitlements in plain language.

Know Your Rights Guide

Know Your Rights is a guide for children and young people that explains their rights in Ireland. Written in plain language, it lists all children’s rights and other entitlements, including where to get help when these rights are not respected.

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Know Your Rights Online

This is a guide for young people on their European rights to online privacy and safety. We developed this guide with assistance from the Communicating Europe Initiative of the Department of Foreign affairs

Know Your Rights: Education – Guide to Reduced Timetables

When a child is on a reduced timetable, the school and its Board of Management must follow the guidelines published by the Department of Education: ‘The Use of Reduced School Days’. Our guide is a summary of the Guidelines.

Know Your Rights Guide: Now available in both Ukrainian and Russian

Know Your Rights was published in 2019 and was updated in 2022 to reflect legal developments and address specific questions children, young people and families arriving from Ukraine may have about their rights here in Ireland.

We would like to thank Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, who funded the translation of both guides and for their engagement with us to help support children and young people who have arrived in Ireland from Ukraine.