Ombudsman For Children Receives Most Complaints About Education Sector

2022 proved to be the busiest year for complaints since the establishment of the Office. 

Education is the sector from where most complaints were received from the Ombudsman for Children’s Office. 

Bullying, expulsion or suspension were among some of the most common issues complained about.

2022 proved to be the busiest year for complaints since the establishment of the Office. 

Its annual report it shows 18 complaints were lodged from Laois, the same number came from Westmeath, as well as Offaly.

Tusla also came under the spotlight with complaints for how they communicate with service users and their families.

Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon says government needs to step up its game as families and children are being let down by inaction:

He also says the Government's housing policies are failing children.

The Ombudsman for Children says child homelessness is the State's biggest failure when it comes to children's rights.

The OCO is calling for a referendum on the right to housing to be held this year.

Dr. Muldoon, says no child should be experiencing homelessness:

He says input from young people is essential when it comes to developing and delivering services for children:

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