The Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) is conducting a consultation in Direct Provision.
As part of our work on promoting the rights of children, we hold consultations to listen to different groups of young people in Ireland.
This summer we want to hear from children in Direct Provision aged 13-17 about their rights and how they feel included in Irish society.

There are 9 centres around Ireland taking part in this consultation and there will be a residential in October where 25 young people will be chosen to help with a creative element to the consultation. 

We are holding a consultation in Athlone in July. There will be an information session for 13-17 year olds and their parents on Tuesday 23rd July at 3.30-4.30pm in the Centres’ Community Hall.

The following day, Wednesday 24th July, we will hold the consultation focus groups between 11am – 3.30pm which is just open to the 13-17 year olds.  

If you are a young person living in Direct Provision this is an opportunity to have your say on a wide range of issues. Everyone welcome!