About Us

Who We Are

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. 

What We Do

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 identify problems for children. We develop solutions. We educate and provide information on children's rights.

Our Record of Success

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.

Find out more about the positive impact our work has on children.

Children's Rights in Partnership

We are one of the 17 organisations that make up the Community and Voluntary Pillar of Social Partnership. Alongside the National Youth Council of Ireland, we represent the Children and Youth sector. We are also represented on the Advisory Council for the implementation of the National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014-2020. We are also a member of the Children’s Mental Health Coalition/Mental Health Reform, the Eurochild network, Action for Separated Children in Ireland, the Saving Childhood Ryan Group and the Wheel.