Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Public Accounts Committee

2017 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 40 - Children and Youth Affairs

9:00 am

Mr. Pat Smyth:

A feature of the past ten years is that the care demand for children has grown past what the agency was able to meet in the past. Many services were run down, either because they were not fit for purpose or they could not meet the demand. We spend around €100 million per annum on procured services for private residential and private foster care. We spend about €80 million per annum on-----