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#Children's Ombudsman

# childrens-ombudsman - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

'It's like someone is watching my every move': Children in Direct Provision face lack of privacy, discrimination
# Children's Ombudsman
# Children's Ombudsman

'It's like someone is watching my every move': Children in Direct Provision face lack of privacy, discrimination

Updated Jul 7th 2020, 11:55 AM 18,954 Views 65 Comments

A 100-page report by The Ombudsman For Children’s Office contains interviews with children living in Direct Provision.

# childrens-ombudsman - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Children's ombudsman calls on government to clarify plans for Junior and Leaving Cert exams
# Niall Muldoon
# Niall Muldoon

Children's ombudsman calls on government to clarify plans for Junior and Leaving Cert exams

Apr 9th 2020, 7:01 PM 32,183 Views 34 Comments

Schools across the country remain closed ahead of this year’s exams in June.

# childrens-ombudsman - Monday 20 March, 2017

'Children are eating paracetamol to get through the day, afraid of ending up in a wheelchair'
# Scoliosis
# Scoliosis

'Children are eating paracetamol to get through the day, afraid of ending up in a wheelchair'

Mar 20th 2017, 2:46 PM 21,143 Views 11 Comments

No child should have to wait longer than four months to receive necessary scoliosis surgery, according to a new report.

# childrens-ombudsman - Monday 2 November, 2015

In adult hospital wards, children with mental health issues face 'extreme distress'
# No Support
# No Support

In adult hospital wards, children with mental health issues face 'extreme distress'

Nov 2nd 2015, 4:32 PM 7,399 Views 5 Comments

Vulnerable minors are not receiving the care and support they deserve, the children’s ombudsman has said.

# childrens-ombudsman - Friday 7 August, 2015

Foster kids without homes made vulnerable by HSE inspection issues
# State Care
# State Care

Foster kids without homes made vulnerable by HSE inspection issues

Aug 7th 2015, 11:52 AM 8,245 Views 8 Comments

A new investigation by the Ombudsman for Children has shed light on the situation.

# childrens-ombudsman - Friday 22 May, 2015

Teenage girl who attempted suicide says chats with nurses saved her
# Wrong Place
# Wrong Place

Teenage girl who attempted suicide says chats with nurses saved her

May 22nd 2015, 4:15 PM 11,545 Views 9 Comments

A report by the Children’s Ombudsman is accusing the government of failing to protect children.

# childrens-ombudsman - Friday 17 October, 2014

HSE support provided to boy was "not adequate" and had adverse effect on him
# Investigation
# Investigation

HSE support provided to boy was "not adequate" and had adverse effect on him

Oct 17th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,378 Views 4 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children made recommendations on a report into the situation.

# childrens-ombudsman - Monday 29 September, 2014

Children are to help choose the next Ombudsman for Children
# You're Hired
# You're Hired

Children are to help choose the next Ombudsman for Children

Sep 29th 2014, 8:53 AM 3,585 Views 13 Comments

They will be involved the developing the job spec and the selection process.

# childrens-ombudsman - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Opinion: Prejudice and hysteria caused two Roma children to be taken from their families
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Opinion: Prejudice and hysteria caused two Roma children to be taken from their families

Jul 3rd 2014, 2:01 PM 418 Views 95 Comments

I have no doubt Garda and HSE staff acted in what they believed to be the best interests of those two children, but there were clear elements of ethnic profiling involved.

# childrens-ombudsman - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

'A wake up call': Where to now after the Logan Report?
# Reaction
# Reaction

'A wake up call': Where to now after the Logan Report?

Jul 1st 2014, 8:30 PM 7,044 Views 0 Comments

The report into the removal of two Roma children from their families last year has been described as “shocking”.

Family still don't know where Roma boy (2) was kept overnight by HSE
# Apology
# Apology

Family still don't know where Roma boy (2) was kept overnight by HSE

Jul 1st 2014, 9:06 AM 9,644 Views 66 Comments

The family of the young boy are suing the State for breach of constitutional rights.

Children's Ombudsman to release report into removal of Roma children from families
# Roma Community
# Roma Community

Children's Ombudsman to release report into removal of Roma children from families

Jul 1st 2014, 7:11 AM 3,600 Views 27 Comments

Two children were taken from their families in October of last year.

# childrens-ombudsman - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010

Jun 10th 2014, 7:42 PM 4,495 Views 4 Comments

One particular investigation showed that a child had been moved to 11 different residencies in 4 months.

# childrens-ombudsman - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Roma child cases: Emily Logan's handed her report in to Alan Shatter
# Children's Ombudsman
# Children's Ombudsman

Roma child cases: Emily Logan's handed her report in to Alan Shatter

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:17 PM 14,352 Views 56 Comments

The removal of the two children from their families in Dublin and Athlone last October led to strong criticism of the HSE and Gardaí.

# childrens-ombudsman - Friday 25 October, 2013

Children's Ombudsman given powers to investigate gardaí as well as HSE
# Roma Children
# Roma Children

Children's Ombudsman given powers to investigate gardaí as well as HSE

Oct 25th 2013, 6:44 PM 7,284 Views 69 Comments

It follows the removal of two children, aged seven and two, from their parents in Dublin and Athlone on Monday and Tuesday of this week after authorities were informed that they were not their children.

# childrens-ombudsman - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Litany of failures in how HSE dealt with child's abuse allegations
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Litany of failures in how HSE dealt with child's abuse allegations

Oct 1st 2013, 11:41 AM 6,919 Views 25 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children upheld a complaint from the family and found that the HSE’s actions had negatively affected the young girl.

# childrens-ombudsman - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Oireachtas Agenda: The state of the roads and young offenders
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas Agenda: The state of the roads and young offenders

Jul 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,252 Views 7 Comments

What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# childrens-ombudsman - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Officers who mistreated teens at St Patrick's will not move to Wheatfield
# Young Offenders
# Young Offenders

Officers who mistreated teens at St Patrick's will not move to Wheatfield

Jul 6th 2013, 4:05 PM 9,068 Views 72 Comments

After visiting Wheatfield, the Children’s Ombdusman Emily Logan said she felt reassured about the move.

# childrens-ombudsman - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Children with Down Syndrome "let down" by resource allocation
# Ruairí Quinn
# Ruairí Quinn

Children with Down Syndrome "let down" by resource allocation

Jun 20th 2013, 9:30 PM 6,351 Views 16 Comments

Down Syndrome Ireland is to meet with the Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, on Tuesday.

# childrens-ombudsman - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Children in care more likely to be 'suspended, excluded and leave school early'
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Children in care more likely to be 'suspended, excluded and leave school early'

May 7th 2013, 11:37 AM 3,471 Views 11 Comments

“Given that there are currently 6,300 children in the care of the State – a relatively small number”, Emily Logan believes more should be done to support them.

# childrens-ombudsman - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Aaron McKenna: There's no room for quangos in today's cash-strapped Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: There's no room for quangos in today's cash-strapped Ireland

May 4th 2013, 8:00 AM 286 Views 37 Comments

We ought to cull almost all state bodies and quangos and send them back to being offices within their respective departments – in order to free up government money to alleviate stresses on our frontline services, writes Aaron McKenna.

# childrens-ombudsman - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Children's Ombudsman gains power to oversee 180 new state bodies
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Children's Ombudsman gains power to oversee 180 new state bodies

Apr 30th 2013, 11:25 AM 3,510 Views 10 Comments

Legislation taking effect today gives Emily Logan the power to investigate the treatment of children by a slew of new agencies.

# childrens-ombudsman - Monday 5 November, 2012

Children’s Ombudsman recommends schools take action on cyber-bullying
# Bullying
# Bullying

Children’s Ombudsman recommends schools take action on cyber-bullying

Nov 5th 2012, 1:55 PM 5,807 Views 20 Comments

A nationwide consultation of over 300 pupils finds schools need to better encourage students to take responsibility for their actions.

# childrens-ombudsman - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman rose by over 20 per cent last year
# Children
# Children

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman rose by over 20 per cent last year

Oct 9th 2012, 1:40 PM 2,948 Views 5 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan said that her office was highlighting cases which were likely to lead to systemic change.

# childrens-ombudsman - Monday 30 April, 2012

'Wholly unacceptable': Ombudsman slams school that refused pregnant teen
# Education
# Education

'Wholly unacceptable': Ombudsman slams school that refused pregnant teen

Apr 30th 2012, 10:38 AM 7,773 Views 91 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan, has criticised the school for failing to apologise to a girl who it turned away after learning that she was pregnant.

# childrens-ombudsman - Friday 13 April, 2012

Homeless children should be accommodated outside Dublin city centre, says Ombudsman
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless children should be accommodated outside Dublin city centre, says Ombudsman

Apr 13th 2012, 9:29 AM 3,770 Views 14 Comments

The use of garda stations as the access point for homelessness services should also be reconsidered, according to a new report by Emily Logan.

# childrens-ombudsman - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Ombudsman welcomes decision to end detention of children in St Patrick’s
# Juvenile Offenders
# Juvenile Offenders

Ombudsman welcomes decision to end detention of children in St Patrick’s

Apr 3rd 2012, 9:15 AM 1,627 Views 3 Comments

The decision to end the long-standing practice of housing juvenile offenders in an adult prison has been welcomed.

# childrens-ombudsman - Monday 27 February, 2012

Ombudsman: Children left in 'legal uncertainty' without legislation on surrogacy
# Surrogacy
# Surrogacy

Ombudsman: Children left in 'legal uncertainty' without legislation on surrogacy

Feb 27th 2012, 11:24 AM 1,283 Views 3 Comments

Emily Logan said that the Dept of Justice guidelines don’t go far enough to clear up legal uncertainties for parents and children.

# childrens-ombudsman - Monday 19 September, 2011

Children's Ombudsman wants law change over SNA crisis
# Schools
# Schools

Children's Ombudsman wants law change over SNA crisis

Sep 19th 2011, 4:18 PM 516 Views 1 Comment

Dozens of parents contacted Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan with complaints about SNA allocations for their children – but under current law, Logan is not able to deal with them.

# childrens-ombudsman - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Children's Ombudsman sees increased complaints for 2010
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Children's Ombudsman sees increased complaints for 2010

Jun 1st 2011, 7:10 AM 158 Views 0 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children’s annual report will today publish an annual report showing a 34 per cent increase in cases.