Non-Governmental Organisations

The Children’s Rights Alliance (CRA)

The Children’s Rights Alliance (CRA) is a coalition of over 100 organisations working to secure the rights of children in Ireland, by campaigning for the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The CRA aim to improve the lives of all children under 18 years, through securing the necessary changes in Ireland’s laws, policies and services.

7 Red Cow Lane
Dublin 7

Tel: (01) 662 9400


Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA)

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) focuses on harmonising policy issues that affect children in areas such as early childhood care and education, youth justice, child welfare and protection, children and young people’s participation, research on children and young people, youth work and cross-cutting initiatives for children.

Head Office
43 – 49 Mespil Road
Dublin 4
Tel: 01 647 3000

National Contacts for HSE Children and Family Services

Tel: 1850 241850 (HSE LoCall)

Ombudsman for Children (OCO)

The Ombudsman for Children (OCO) support children and young people to find out more about their rights.

The main areas of work of the OCO are:
• Independent Complaints Handling
• Communication & Participation
• Research & Policy

Millennium House
52 – 56 Great Strand Street
Dublin 1
Tel: 01 865 6800