Adviser to the Cabinet
Ricardo Carvalho was born in Lisbon on the 10th August of 1975. He is a legal expert and a lawyer and was Executive Secretary of the National Commission for the Protection of Children and Young People at Risk from 2005 to 2013, when he was appointed to the Cabinet of the Ombudsman. He was a legal expert at the Social Audit Plan, which was created to improve the reception conditions for children and young people, older persons and people with disabilities residing in institutions. He has devoted his professional activity and civic intervention to the promotion and defence of human rights, in particular the rights of children. He is a member of the Portuguese Association for the Right of Family and Children.