Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Annual Report of Ombudsman for Children 2016: Discussion

1:30 pm

Photo of Anne RabbitteAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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There are many children not in care in need of disability services and a path has also been opened for them to access the ombudsman. This is important. Many of my constituents have contacted me as they have children with disabilities and find themselves being given a horrific run-around. They feel as the child approaches 16, they are being left hanging on until he or she enters adulthood and somebody else can make the decision. That is an addendum to what I was going to say.