Barnardos is a children’s charity which was established in Ireland in 1962. The organisation works with vulnerable children and their families in Ireland and campaign for the rights of all children.
Children's Rights Allowance
The overall aim of the Children’s Rights Alliance is to secure the changes in legislation, policies and services required to ensure the implementation in Ireland of the principles and provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Children’s Rights Alliance is developing an online Children’s Rights Information Centre that will provide information on children’s rights and services in Ireland. On this website, check out Know Your Rights! to find out more about young people’s rights. In Youthlinks, you can link to websites that will give you information on lots of different things – health, education, arts and leisure activities. There are lots of useful links here.
DCYA | Department of Children and Youth Affairs
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs 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.
Eurochild is a network of organisations and individuals working in and across Europe to promote the rights and well-being of children and young people.
The purpose of Foróige is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their own development and in the development of society. This purpose challenges and supports young people to involve themselves in developing their character and talents. This website gives you all the information you want on foroige youth cubs, youth services and youth information services.
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission works to ensure people are not discriminated against in terms of gender, age, disability etc. Its goal is an inclusive Ireland where human rights and equality are fully enjoyed by everyone, everywhere.
ISPCC | Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
The ISPCC focuses its efforts in the area of preventative work providing support services to children and their families. The Society campaigns vocally for legislative changes to safeguard children and their rights as well as ensuring that young people are given a voice. The ISPCC is a child centred organisation providing a range of independent and unique services which are preventative and empowering in nature. The website has a lot of information on bullying, children’s rights and child protection.
Junior Achievement Awards
The organisation’s aim is to inspire and motivate young people to realise their potential by valuing education and understanding how to succeed in the world of work. Junior Achievement Ireland encourages young people to remain in education and teaches them the skills they need to succeed in a changing world. it is part of a worldwide organisation reaching out to 9.3 million young people each year. It was established in Ireland in 1995 and since then has built up a strong demand from schools throughout the country and created successful partnerships with over 150 leading organisations. Junior Achievement is helping to create a culture of enterprise within the education system.
National Youth Council of Ireland
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) represents and supports the interests of voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people. NYCI is the representative body for national voluntary youth work organisations in Ireland. It seeks to ensure that all young people are empowered to develop the skills and confidence to fully participate as active citizens in an inclusive society. NYCI’s vision is one where all young persons are empowered to develop the skills and confidence to fully participate as active citizens in an inclusive society.
Office of the Ombudsman
The function of the Ombudsman is to investigate complaints from members of the public who believe that they have been unfairly treated by certain public bodies. At present, the public bodies whose actions may be investigated by the Ombudsman are: all Government Departments, the Health Service Executive (HSE) (and public hospitals and health agencies providing services on behalf of the HSE), and Local Authorities.
Ombudsman for Children
The Ombudsman for Children’s Office ensures that the government and other people who make decisions about young people really think about what is best for them. The Ombudsman works in three main areas: Promoting Children and Young People’s Rights; Complaints & Investigations; Research & Policy. It is a good place to look for information on rights of young people in Ireland.
Save the Children
Save the Children's vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.Their mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Spun Out's vision is to help create an Ireland where young people aged between 16 and 25 are empowered with the information they need to live active, happy, and healthy lives. Its aim is to educate and inform young people about the importance of holistic wellbeing and how good health can be maintained, both physically and mentally.
Student Enterprise Awards
The Student Enterprise Awards (SEAs) is the biggest enterprise competition for students in Ireland. It helps students to grasp real life skills associated with running a real enterprise including working as part of a team, managing production and finances, organising a sales and marketing campaign and liaising directly with customers, judges and the media.
Tulsa - Child & Family Agency
The Child and Family Agency is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland.
UNESCO | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UNESCO convened the United Nations’ first-ever international consultation to address homophobic bullying in educational institutions. It brought together experts from UN agencies, NGOs, ministries of education and academia from more than 25 countries around the world. The consultation produced striking evidence on the extent of homophobic bullying in educational institutions worldwide, and provided many examples of best practice in terms of policy frameworks and interventions to prevent and address.The findings of the consultation have been amalgamated into a publication: Good Policy and Practice in HIV and Health Education – Booklet 8: Education Sector Responses to Homophobic Bullying.UNESCO presented the publication and its findings during a High Level Meeting on Education Sector Responses to Homophobic Bullying on 16 May 2012.