Snippet data - viewing only, no editing possible


Label

Field name

Field value


Sitting_Date

05/29/2013 12:00:00 AM


Sitting_Forum


Snippet Ref No

SnippetRefNo

EE00600

Selected Quill

SnippetType

1

Saved Quill

SnippetType_C4D


Selected Quill

SnippetType_1

1

Speaker Name

IndxSpeakerName

Fitzgerald, Frances

Business Category

IndxMainHeadCat

Topical Issues

Sub Category

IndxSubTopic


Topic

IndxQHeadTopic

Crèche Inspections

See Also

SeeAlso


Part1

TitlePart1


Part2

TitlePart2


Part3

TitlePart3


Volume

VolumeNo

805

Book No

BookNo

2

Pdf Ref

PdfPageRef

507

Default Business Index

IndexViewCategoryDefault

Topical Issues\Crèche Inspections

3 Part Title Business Index

IndexViewCategoryTitle


Default Topic Index

IndexViewCategoryDefaultSpeaker

Crèche Inspections

3 Part Topic Index

IndexViewCategoryTitleSpeaker


Motion Code

MotionCode


Motion Title

MotionTitle


Stage

MotionStage


Amendment No

MotionAmendmentNo


Bill Code

BillCode


Bill Title

BillTitle


Stage

BillStage


Section

BillSection


Statement Code

StatementCode


Statement Title

StatementTitle


Stage

StatementStage


Hour Indicator

HourIndicator

Not applicable

Procedural Instruction

Procedural_Instruction

No

Debate Adjourned

DebateAdjourned

No

Question Askee

QAskee


Question Asker

QAsker


Question Department

QDept


Question ID

QID


Question Reference

QRef


Question Speaker PID

QSpeakerPID


Question Speaker PID To

QSpeakerPIDTo


Questions Asked

QUESTIONSASKED


Speaker Type

SpeakerType

2

Speaker Name

Senator


Deputy


Minister

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald)

Witness


Chairman


ViceChairman


ActingChairmanD


ActingChairmanS


Speaker4Display

Speaker4Display

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald)

Speaker

Speaker


SpeakerPID

SpeakerPID

FrancesFitzgerald

SpeakerText

SpeakerText

Frances Fitzgerald

OriginalUnidSnippet

OriginalUnidSnippet

040ADCD2D7E4222F80257B7A005ABF9F

LastModifiedSnippet

LastModifiedSnippet

04/29/2020 09:54:34 AM

TopicIndex1stCategoryValues

TopicIndex1stCategoryValues

Snippet Contents:

I thank colleagues from all sides of the House who raised this important topic, the care of our children under five years of age and the services they attend. It is the first time we have had such a focused debate on this age group and that speaks for itself.
Obviously, I regret what has precipitated this debate. I agree with what my colleagues had to say about the scenes we all saw last night. The images were harrowing, distressing, shocking and absolutely unacceptable. We saw poor practice and the dereliction of duty and care resulting in the mistreatment of young children that bordered on abuse. It was extremely distressing to watch. I concur with the comments made. It is striking that when our children begin in primary school at five years of age, the inspection regime, the curriculum, focus, teacher and mentor support are all in place to a much greater degree than is the case in this sector. It has happened in other countries but it has not happened here and that is the task that faces us. Those are the issues we must address.
I will try to respond to as many comments as possible. The Child Care (Pre-School Services) Regulations 2006 are the basis on which the HSE carries out preschool inspections. Clearly, the incidents shown last night would appear to constitute serious breaches of those very regulations. We need stronger and more robust inspections which take account of quality to a far greater degree than the current regime and we need stronger sanctions. I certainly concur with the points made on that. If we take the current regulations, such as regulation 5 on the care and development of young children, and regulation 9 on managing the behaviour of young children in these centres, we can see they were not adhered to as intended.