Children’s Ombudsman to visit Limerick Youth Service on November 8

Children’s Ombudsman

Children’s Ombudsman to visit Limerick Youth Service on November 8

Limerick Youth Service is delighted to announce that the Children’s Ombudsman, Dr. Niall Muldoon, will visit Limerick on Wednesday next, November 8th at 1pm.

The visit will give young people an opportunity to speak with the Children’s Ombudsman about issues that are relevant to them such as access to education, youth homelessness or mental health.

As part of his visit, Dr. Muldoon will have lunch at LYS’s Community Training Centre and speak with trainees who are studying with LYS.

Afterwards the Children’s Ombudsman will venture north of the Shannon to LYS’s Northside Youth Space, Ballynanty, where he will again spend time speaking with children and young people.

‘The Ombudsman’s visit is a great opportunity for young people to raise any concerns or queries they have with him,’ said LYS’s Siobhan, Wilmott.

‘The office of the Children’s Ombudsman was created in 2004 to promote the rights and welfare of children and young people and is a voice for young people at government,’ explained Siobhan, Youth Mental Health Worker.

Young people can meet Dr. Muldoon at LYS’s Community Training Centre, Lr. Glentworth St, Limerick City or the Northside Youth Space, Ballynanty.

Alternatively teenagers can email or text their questions to LYS’s Youth Information team at [email protected], text 083-1726898 or contact any of our social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat & Instagram.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.

Limerick Youth Service is recognised as a leading provider for a variety of quality programmes for young people in Limerick City and County. They work in partnership with a number of national and regional organisations including Youth Work Ireland, Solas, Tusla, Limerick & Clare Educational Board, the Department of Justice and Equality, Youthreach, Limerick City and County Council, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs along with many other voluntary and community groups.

They provide second chance and further educational training programmes including Leaving Cert Applied, Employability Skills, Bakery Programmes, Contact Centre Operations and Business Studies programmes for early school leavers at their Youth Resource Centre, Lower Glentworth Street and Nicholas St Youth Hub.

Limerick Youth Service is a recognised charity compliant with the Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland.

It was founded in 1973 under the joint patronage of the Bishops of Limerick. Over the years it has grown into the country’s largest local youth service, offering a range of personal and social development and recreational opportunities to young people throughout Limerick.

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