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Written Answers - Children in Care

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 239.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  further to Parliamentary Question No. 538 of 15 November 2011, when a reply will issue from the Health Service Executive. [3179/12]

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald I have been advised by the HSE that the Office of the National Director, Children and Family Services does not routinely collect data regarding discharges from care. However the HSE is currently looking at collecting this information with effect from January 2012.

I have requested that the HSE provide me with information on how many children were discharged from the care of the State on reaching the age of 18 years in 2010 and 2011 and how many children under the age of 18 were discharged from the care of the State in 2010 and 2011.

I will furnish a copy of this information to the Deputy on receipt of same.

 240.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  further to Parliamentary Question No. 33 of 15 December 2011, when a reply will issue from the Health Service Executive. [3180/12]

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald I have asked the Health Service Executive to update the Deputy as a matter of urgency.

 241.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  further to Parliamentary Question No. 46 of 15 December 2011, when a reply will issue from the Health Service Executive. [3181/12]

[391]Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald I have asked the Health Service Executive to update the Deputy as a matter of urgency.


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