Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Department of Health
Health Service Reports
Denis Naughten (Roscommon-South Leitrim, Fine Gael)
Question 103: To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the progress made to date on implementing the recommendations in the report on the Roscommon child care case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7850/12]
Frances Fitzgerald (Minister, Department of Children; Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
I provided the Deputy with detailed responses on this issue on the 3rd November, 2011 and the 15th December, 2011. The HSE was asked for an update on the position and has provided the following information in addition to that already provided:-
The Report recommendation that a review of the effectiveness of the Home Management Services in respect of working with families where chronic neglect is an identified issue has been completed and a pilot project has been undertaken in South Roscommon looking at improving communications between Social Workers and other disciplines. This project is underway and is scheduled for review in May, 2012. The Sexual Abuse Treatment Unit established in Galway is due to be evaluated shortly by the HSE.