There is a statutory duty on the Ombudsman for Children to promote the rights and welfare of children in a number of ways under Section 7 of the Ombudsman for Children Act, 2002. In light of that obligation they have published the attached report (attached in sections) with two main objectives:
- To highlight that waiting lists for paediatric spinal surgery have been and continue to be an issue of concern to children, directly affecting their lives and the enjoyment of their rights
- To raise awareness of the principles and provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) applicable in this context.
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