Become a Member

Become a Member - Join the National Movement for Change

The Children’s Rights Alliance unites over 100 members working together to make Ireland one of the best places in the world to be a child.

We change the lives of all children in Ireland by making sure that their rights are respected and protected in our laws, policies and services. We unite our members and put pressure on Government to put children first.

Our work has had a real impact for children in Ireland

This includes:

  • A referendum to strengthen children’s rights in the Constitution
  • The establishment of Ireland’s first Ombudsman for Children
  • Representing children at Social Partnership on the Community and Voluntary Pillar
  • A new practice of placing separated refugee children in safer care settings
  • An end to the detention of boys in adult prisons
  • A legal prohibition on the practice of female genital mutilation in Ireland.

To find out more about the positive impact our work has on children see here

The Children’s Rights Alliance and its members are proud of our achievements but there is a still a long way to go

Today in Ireland one in five children is at risk of poverty. There are over 6,000 children in state care. One in three children experience mental health difficulties before the age of 13 and Traveller infant mortality is nearly four times higher than the settled population. Children deserve better.

We will continue to stand up for all children. But we can’t do it alone.

Become a member and join the national movement for children

The Children’s Rights Alliance offers three categories of membership: Full Membership, Associate Membership and Individual Membership. To find out more about becoming a member – group or individual – see our membership leaflet or contact Julie Ahern, Membership Officer on +353 1 662 9400 or

As a member you will:

  • Be part of a well-recognised national voice that is led by its members and works collectively to achieve real change for children
  • Inform our research, shape our policy and set our agenda
  • Receive our information updates, newsletters and weekly Oireachtas/parliamentary monitor detailing what is happening for children
  • Access to our expertise, networking opportunities and training on children’s rights.

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