Know Your Rights

Do you want information on what rights and entitlements children have in Ireland? Do you need information on where to go when those rights and entitlements are not respected?
The Children’s Rights Alliance, working with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, has produced a guide on children’s rights and entitlements in plain language.

The full report can be read here:

You can also get information on your rights across a range of topics that are relevant to children and young people in Ireland:


Need legal information for a child, young person or family you are working with?

The Children’s Rights Alliance has an information line for children, young people and their families or people who are working with them to access legal information.

Our Helpline is open Monday 10am -2pm and Wednesday 2pm -7pm.

You can call us on 01 9020494 or if you prefer to email:

We provide basic legal information for free and would be glad to help!


Reporting a child protection and welfare concern

If you have a child protection or welfare concern, please contact Tusla (the Child and Family Agency) directly. They have information for organisations/individuals working with children and for parents/guardians.

If a child is in danger outside office hours you can contact the Gardaí.


Our Know Your Rights information campaign has been supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, the National Lottery Funds, GLEN, PILA, Pól Ó Murchú, St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services and Muriel Walls.