Logan renews call for referendum on children's rights

Logan renews call for referendum on children's rights

There have been further calls for a constitutional referendum on the rights of the child, following the publication of the Ombudsman for Children's annual report earlier this week.

In its latest report, the children's watchdog said that issues raised in the Ryan report into clerical sex abuse are "still alive and well".

There was a 13% increase in the number of complaints the office received last year, with the number standing at 912.

Ombudsman Emily Logan said a referendum is vital.

"Time and time again we see laws where their interests aren't considered, or what's good for children might be omitted," Ms Logan said.

"And if the gold standard is the Constitution, my own view is that… the position of children should be so strong that… every child should have an equal consideration of their rights."


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