Children's rights and policy
This document gives information on a child's rights in different areas, such as education, employment, travel, recreation, health and relationships.
The Ombudsman for Children promotes the rights and welfare of children in Ireland. The Office of the Ombudsman also investigates complaints regarding children's rights.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out the basic human rights to which every child is entitled. Find out more.
This document gives information on national policy on children and young people in Ireland and their participation in decision-making.
Causes of youth homelessness, also arrangements for young people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home.
The Children Act 2001 regulates the treatment of children found in breach of the criminal law.
The Criminal Justice Act 2006 introduced provisions for dealing with anti-social behaviour by children. These provisions allow the Gardaí to deal with anti-social behaviour in a number of ways.
There are diversion and other programmes which aim to help children understand the consequences of crime and keep them out of the criminal justice system