Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316391
Title:
A guide to investigations by the Ombudsman for Children's Office
Authors:
Ombudsman for Children Office (OCO)
Publisher:
Ombudsman for Children Office (OCO)
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316391
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Ombudsman for Children Act, 2002 sets out the role and remit of the OCO’s complaint handling mandate. Section 6 sets out that the Ombudsman for Children shall; in the performance of the complaints and investigation function, have regards to the best interests of the child concerned and shall, in so far as practicable, give due consideration, having regard to the age and understanding of the child, to his/her wishes. Sections 8 and 9 outline that the OCO may carry out an investigation into any administrative action taken by, or on behalf of, a public body, school or voluntary hospital, where upon having carried out a preliminary examination it appears to the Ombudsman for Children that the action: (a) has or may have adversely affected a child; and (b) was or may have been: • taken without proper authority; • taken on irrelevant grounds; • the result of negligence or carelessness; • based on erroneous or incomplete information; • improperly discriminatory; • based on an undesirable administrative practice; or • otherwise contrary to fair or sound administration. 10 Section 10 allows that the Ombudsman for Children may initiate an investigation of her own volition where it appears to the Ombudsman that having regard to all the circumstances, an investigation may be warranted. Sections 8 to 16 set out the functions and powers of examinations and investigations held by the Ombudsman for Children.
Keywords:
CHILD WELFARE; GOVERNANCE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOmbudsman for Children Office (OCO)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-01T13:19:58Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-01T13:19:58Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/316391-
dc.descriptionThe Ombudsman for Children Act, 2002 sets out the role and remit of the OCO’s complaint handling mandate. Section 6 sets out that the Ombudsman for Children shall; in the performance of the complaints and investigation function, have regards to the best interests of the child concerned and shall, in so far as practicable, give due consideration, having regard to the age and understanding of the child, to his/her wishes. Sections 8 and 9 outline that the OCO may carry out an investigation into any administrative action taken by, or on behalf of, a public body, school or voluntary hospital, where upon having carried out a preliminary examination it appears to the Ombudsman for Children that the action: (a) has or may have adversely affected a child; and (b) was or may have been: • taken without proper authority; • taken on irrelevant grounds; • the result of negligence or carelessness; • based on erroneous or incomplete information; • improperly discriminatory; • based on an undesirable administrative practice; or • otherwise contrary to fair or sound administration. 10 Section 10 allows that the Ombudsman for Children may initiate an investigation of her own volition where it appears to the Ombudsman that having regard to all the circumstances, an investigation may be warranted. Sections 8 to 16 set out the functions and powers of examinations and investigations held by the Ombudsman for Children.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOmbudsman for Children Office (OCO)en_GB
dc.subjectCHILD WELFAREen_GB
dc.subjectGOVERNANCEen_GB
dc.titleA guide to investigations by the Ombudsman for Children's Officeen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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