About the Ombuds Office

What makes us special?

10 November 2021

Providing legal advice to children and young people requires particular expertise and a high degree of specialisation. What is it that enables us to advise children, to mediate, to make recommendations and to initiate further reform towards a child-friendly legal system? Here, we offer an insight into the skills profile of our advisors.


Children who witness domestic violence experience direct psychological abuse

13 July 2021

Every year, thousands of children in Switzerland witness domestic violence between their parents or other family members. They suffer direct psychological abuse, sometimes resulting in life-long trauma. Even if these children are not directly affected by the physical violence themselves, they are still victims.