Giving Children in Direct Provision a Voice: How to Make a Complaint to the Ombudsman for Children


Wednesday 12 April 2017, 10am – 12pm


Ormond Building, 31-36 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7



Children’s Interests Must be at Heart of Brexit Negotiations

The Children’s Rights Alliance has once again warned of the risks posed to children in the wake of British Prime Minister Theresa May today triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon to remove Great Britain from the European Union.
Children’s Rights Alliance Welcomes an End to Placing Children in Adult Jails 
The Children’s Rights Alliance has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone TD that she will shortly introduce a Ministerial Order to end the detention of young offenders in adult prisons.
Historic Change Can Free Traveller Children from Centuries of Discrimination
The Children’s Rights Alliance warmly welcomes the news that An Taoiseach will announce the official recognition of Traveller ethnicity. 

Answers Needed to Protect Children with Disabilities from Abuse


The Children’s Rights Alliance has welcomed today’s publication by the Health Services Executive (HSE) of two reports on failures at a foster home in Waterford. 


Ireland's Most Vulnerable Children Remain Invisible


Opinion by Tanya Ward, Chief Executive

The Children’s Rights Alliance awarded the Government an overall ‘D+’ grade in our Report Card 2017 yesterday. This year’s grade equates to a barely acceptable performance, having little or no positive impact on children’s lives and securing no outstanding achievements yet. 



Government down another grade on children’s rights

Report reveals most vulnerable children in Ireland are invisible



HIQA Investigation Must Provide Answers on Why our Child Protection System Failed Maurice McCabe and his family


Government Must Support One Parent Families Out of Poverty

The Children’s Rights Alliance has responded to the publication today of the 2015 Survey on Income and Living Conditions by the Central Statistics Office.