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Written Answers - Youth Services

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 103.  Deputy David Stanton Information on David Stanton Zoom on David Stanton  asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  further to Parliamentary Question No. 32 of 3 November 2011, the progress that has been made in her Department’s review of the operation of the Youth Work Act 2001 and the National Youth Work Development Plan; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23990/12]

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald As the Deputy is aware two policy developments the Youth Work Act, 2001 and the National Youth Work Development Plan 2003-2007 have provided the impetus for much of the development in the youth work sector in recent years. The Youth Work Act was introduced in 2001 and outlines a number of structural arrangements for the organisation and administration of youth work policy and provision.

While the Youth Work Act established a structure for youth work, the National Youth Work Development Plan outlined an action plan for the development of the youth work sector for the period of 2003-2007.

My Department is currently developing an overarching Children and Young People’s Policy Framework for 2012-2017. The new Policy Framework will provide the basis for more detailed strategies including an Early Years Strategy and a new Youth Policy Framework. It is intended that the Youth Work Act, 2001 will be reviewed in the context of the development of the Youth Policy Framework.


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