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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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Children's Ombudsman wants law change over SNA crisis

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

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