As the Ombudsman’s Office for Children’s Rights, we advise and support children and young people on legal issues and act as intermediary between them and specialists that are involved in their lives.
Professionals whose tasks include working with children have a duty to talk to them about their rights and to ensure that these rights are respected. Most of the time, this is how it goes. However, if this is not the case, children and young people are reliant on the independent advisory and mediating children’s ombudsman’s office.
Please encourage children and young people to reach out to us if they are in contact with the legal system and if they or you feel that their children’s rights and procedural rights are not being respected. Also in cases where you feel an injustice may be occurring. Such situations may be related to
- the police
- youth advocacy organisations
- the courts
- the Child and Adult Protection Authority
- the public prosecutor
- the migration authorities
as well as
- the divorce or separation of the parents
- medical interventions
- therapies and treatments
- problems with school authorities
In all of these, we will be able to help if there are legal questions involved.
Please print out and distribute our newly designed flyer in which we explain to the children what rights they have, who we are and what we do, and ask them to contact us if they have any questions or problems.
THANK YOU for your help in empowering children through their rights!