Welcome to The Office of the Commissioner for Children

The Office Promotes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which focuses on the protection of children;  ensuring the provision of necessary services and child participation.

The Office of the Commissioner for Children

The Office of the Commissioner for Children was set up in terms of the Commissioner for Children Act of 2003, to promote the welfare of children and the compliance with the UN Convention on the rights of the child, as ratified by Malta on the 26th of January 1990, and such other international treaties, conventions or agreements relating to children as are or may be ratified or otherwise acceded to by Malta.

The work carried out by the Office focuses on: the protection of children, the promotion of children’s rights, ensuring the provision of necessary services for children, and the participation of children. The office acts as a focal point which monitors the current social and cultural situation in relation to children, such that it can contribute substantially in the co-ordination that needs to take place across all sectors in order to have policies that are child oriented.

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

NEWS & STATEMENTS

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NEWS & STATEMENTS

SOCIAL MEDIA

In light of yesterday’s horrific murder, the Office of the Commissioner for Children urges the relevant authorities to take necessary action to prevent such tragedies from happening again. The courts should immediately be provided with adequate resources to deal with such cases in a timely manner so as to limit the negative impact on children and their families. Increased efforts should be made to implement more effective preventive measures.----‐----------------‐‐---------------------------------------Fid-dawl tad-delitt li seħħ il-bieraħ, l-Uffiċċju tal-Kummissarju għat-Tfal, jħeġġeġ l-awtoritajiet ikkonċernati biex jieħdu azzjoni immedjata biex ma jseħħux iktar traġedji bħal dawn. L-Qrati għandhom jingħataw riżorsi adekwati biex jinstemgħu dawn il-każijiet kemm jista’ ikun malajr sabiex jitnaqqas l-impatt negattiv fuq it-tfal u l-familji tagħhom. Għand u isir iktar sforz biex jiġu implementati miżuri ta’ prevenzjoni iktar effettivi. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is World Children's Day, we celebrate children's human rights. We should recognise the improvements made and also renew our commitment to strive, each day, to make sure that ALL children have access to their rights and are empowered to reach their full potential! #ChildrensRights #UNCRC #WCD2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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This morning the Commissioner for Children, Ms Antoinette Vassallo and the Hon. Dr Michael Falzon, Minister for Social Policy and Children's Rights launched a set of age-appropriate resources promoting Children's Rights. The event took place at Maria Regina College - Għargħur Primary. These resources are being disseminated amongst ALL children between the ages of 3 and 16 to commemorate World Children's Day. #ChildrensRights #UNCRC #WCD2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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