CHILDREN SAID

True family should, from the our earliest period, teach us how to love and respect.

Jovana, 16 year old

I have the right to be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 years old

Happy is the Child with the family who love, advice and support them.

Marina, 15 year old

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

I have the right to live and play, and it must be heard by everyone.

Jelena, 9 years old

Ombudsman for Children is independent institution which protects, follows and promotes the rights of children, is independent in performing its tasks and no person has the right to interfere in its work and managing. Ombudsman for children familiarizes children with accomplishing and protection of their rights and interests and advises children on achieving and protecting of their rights and interests. Ombudsman for children cooperates with children continuously, encourages them to express themselves, initiates public activities focused on improving of children status and takes part in those activities, as well as suggests measures for increase of impact of children influence in society.

Ombudsman for children is authorized to submit to the Government, or National Assembly initiative for amendment or annex of legal and other common acts if violation of children rights is due to lack of acts , as well as initiates new legal acts, other and common acts, if considered of importance for realization and protection of rights of children.

Ombudsman for children is authorized to, in process of act preparations, give an opinion to Government and National Assembly on drafts on legal and other acts, if they are of importance in protection of rights of children.Ombudsman for children is responsible to initiate trial before Superior Court for evaluation of constitutionality and legality of legal act, other and common act, when discrepancies are determined with Constitution or with legal act.

Ombudsman for children is authorized to suggest to state institutions, bodies, or local self-government units, as well as other legal and civil bodies that perform tasks in relation with children, propose undertaking of measures for prevention of harmful procedures which endanger their rights and interests, to warn on irregularities, and to require reports on measures undertaken.

Ombudsman for children has the right of inspection in accomplishing care of children which are temporarily, by the decision of authorized body, placed with legal and civil persons, including the right of access within the premises where the child resides, as well as the right of undisturbed access into institute for performing sanctions and other places where child who has been deprived of liberty resides.

All the bodies of state administration , and local self government units, as well as legal and civil persons who perform tasks in relation with children, are responsible to enable insight, information and acts related to rights and protection of children to Ombudsman for Children,no matter to the degree of confidentiality ,unless when contrary to the law.