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ERIC Number: EJ821903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0953-9964
The Ombudsman for Children: An Analysis of the Irish Model as It Relates to Recognized Schools
Glendenning, Dympna
Education and the Law, v16 n2-3 p133-143 2004
Ireland has recently achieved its own landmark with the appointment of its first Ombudsman for Children, Ms. Emily Logan. The Ombudsman was signed into her office by the President on 18 December 2003 for a term of 6 years pursuant to the Ombudsman for Children Act 2002 (the 2002 Act). One of the purposes of the office of Ombudsman is the co-ordination and improved delivery of children's services and the vindication of children's rights. The establishment of that office is in recognition of the need for an independent person to act as an advocate for children in promoting their welfare and rights reflecting the emerging consensus that children can be holders of certain rights which can be enforceable in law. While the office of the Public Services Ombudsman is empowered to investigate "action[s] taken in the performance of administrative functions", the main functions of the Ombudsman for Children (the Ombudsman hereafter) is to promote the rights and welfare of children and to investigate individual complaints, made by or on behalf of children, arising in the course of the administration of public bodies, recognized schools or public hospitals. In this article the author provides an analysis of the Irish model of Ombudsman as it relates to recognized schools. (Contains 44 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland