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#Ombudsman For Children

From TheJournal.ie 84 complaints from Direct Provision residents so far this year Asylum System

84 complaints from Direct Provision residents so far this year

Direct Provision centres are temporary accommodation facilities for people who come to Ireland and present as asylum seekers.

From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman receives 97 complaints from Direct Provision residents Direct Provision

Ombudsman receives 97 complaints from Direct Provision residents

The Ombudsman’s office began accepting complaints from people in Direct Provision last April.

From TheJournal.ie Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence Vulnerable

Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence

The woman and her children were left without a stable home for almost two years.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need consistency': Long delays by Tusla in dealing with abuse allegations, report says Taking Stock

'We need consistency': Long delays by Tusla in dealing with abuse allegations, report says

The Ombudsman was critical of Tusla’s procedures for dealing with abuse allegations.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sarah is 7 and has hydrocephalus. Her homeless family spent nights sleeping in their car' Ombudsman For Children

'Sarah is 7 and has hydrocephalus. Her homeless family spent nights sleeping in their car'

There are thousands of very vulnerable children living in Ireland today, writes Dr Niall Muldoon.

From TheJournal.ie Child with an intellectual disability placed in hospital for three months Ombudsman For Children

Child with an intellectual disability placed in hospital for three months

The Ombudsman for Children is concerned that this is a children’s rights issue and plan to pursue the issue in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Severely disabled child denied education for 10 months after allegations of abuse at school Ombudsman Report

Severely disabled child denied education for 10 months after allegations of abuse at school

A new report from the Ombudsman for Children says education must be adaptable to the individual needs of children

From TheJournal.ie 97 people wanted to be the new Ombudsman for Children, but this man got the job New Job

97 people wanted to be the new Ombudsman for Children, but this man got the job

Dr Niall Muldoon has been working in child protection for 20 years.

From TheJournal.ie Children are to help choose the next Ombudsman for Children You're Hired

Children are to help choose the next Ombudsman for Children

They will be involved the developing the job spec and the selection process.

From TheJournal.ie Number of complaints made to the Ombudsman for Children up 16% Child Protection

Number of complaints made to the Ombudsman for Children up 16%

Child protection continues to be a problem in Ireland said Emily Logan.

From TheJournal.ie Keeping children in Direct Provision for 10 years is not right, says Logan Child Protection

Keeping children in Direct Provision for 10 years is not right, says Logan

The issue of direct provision is “unresolved” for the Ombudsman for Children.

From TheJournal.ie Children's Ombudsman given powers to investigate gardaí as well as HSE Roma Children

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman for Children to investigate Roma child incidents Families

Ombudsman for Children to investigate Roma child incidents

The Ombudsman was contacted by the Minister for Justice on the issue today.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Minister for Justice: All teenagers to be removed from St Patrick's by 2014 St Patrick's

Minister for Justice: All teenagers to be removed from St Patrick's by 2014

The Inspector of Prisons has reported incidents of forced stripping of prisoners, excessive punishment, and bullying and intimidation of young and vulnerable inmates by staff at the facility.

From TheJournal.ie Complaints to Children's Ombudsman rose by over 20 per cent last year Children

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.

From TheJournal.ie "Not a dumping ground": Pregnant girl turned away from school Education

"Not a dumping ground": Pregnant girl turned away from school

The girl was turned away from the Catholic school in Munster on two occasions – once when she was pregnant and again after she had given birth.

From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman: shift attention from ‘third party abuser’ to put children first Children

Ombudsman: shift attention from ‘third party abuser’ to put children first

The Ombudsman for Children says the focus of the debate needs to move to abuse which takes place within the home.

From TheJournal.ie 11-year-old student driven home to use the bathroom due to lack of SNAs Education Cuts

11-year-old student driven home to use the bathroom due to lack of SNAs

The primary school student at St Munchin’s CBS in Limerick, who is in a wheelchair, has had to have his mother attend the school to help bring him to the bathroom during the school day.

From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman: Children left in 'legal uncertainty' without legislation on surrogacy Surrogacy

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Aer Lingus heads to LRC to avert flight cancellations; what US diplomats really thought of Ireland’s politicians and the girl stoned to the death because of a beauty contest.

From TheJournal.ie Children's Ombudsman sees increased complaints for 2010 Ombudsman

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.

THE OMBUDSMAN for Children has said that that a referendum on the rights of the child is urgent.

In her annual report, Ombudsman Emily Logan said the children’s needs to be put first and that change to the constitution was essential. She said:

“What’s very, very clear to me is because the Constitution – which is the gold standard – doesn’t provide for children, everything else that flows from that means that it’s deficient in terms of really placing the interests of children ahead of anything else.”

Logan pointed to the Ryan and Murphy reports released last year, as highlighting the importance of children’ rights.

The Ombudsman’s report covers the year 2009, when the full scale of horrific institutional abuse of children in Ireland was exposed.

Logan said that there had been a a 13% increase in complaints last year. Significant delays in accessing medical care were highlighted, particularly for children with disabilities.

In one case, a parent of a child requiring a psychological assessment was told they would have to wait two years. In another, a child who had been diagnosed with autism waited for three years to receive Speech and Language therapy.

Parents seeking care for children with special need also had to liaise with several different bodies; in one complaint, a parent with two children with complex medical needs was forced to liaise 24 groups and bodies.

The report showed that 74% of the complainants were parents or guardian who were representing children.

Logan also pointed out that despite the office receiving a significant increase in workload in the past year, the budget was reduced to €2.310m from €2.377m.