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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: I am not going to discuss what my colleagues have already outlined in the context of our horror and disgust at what we all saw on the RTÉ programme. It is a miracle we are not discussing a fatality at one of these facilities, particularly when one considers the fire risks, the rough handling of children - particularly around the head and neck area - and the bad practice of laying babies...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: This information is in the public domain and it is very relevant in the context of what we are discussing.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: It is very relevant that there was a successful prosecution.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: Yes, but when we are talking about governance and red flags-----

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: In generic terms, yes. When governance issues are highlighted or there are specific past problems with some people who run childcare facilities, does Tusla have a high-risk list?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: They cannot be applied.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: The 2003 conviction-----

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: Was there no facility within Tusla to flag this person as being high risk?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: In general terms, does Tusla have a high-risk list of particular individuals and facilities?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: When inspections take place is the roster inspected?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: Exactly. That is the point I was trying to make, namely, whether there was a flag system for particular risks relating to an individual. I thank our guests for clarifying that Tusla inspects rosters. In their opinion, why does it appear that these specific facilities are short staffed all the time? They were breaching ratios. In previous answers to colleagues' questions, they stated that...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: Why would ratios be breached?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: If Tusla inspects facilities and their rosters and if the facilities have adequate staff in place, can Ms McDonnell explain to me - as a layperson - how we get to situations where ratios are being breached? How does it happen? What are the workers doing if they are not with the children?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: When rosters are being inspected, how far back does Tusla go? Does the inspector randomly pick them or how is it done?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: Reference was made earlier to Tusla working on an intelligence driven inspectorate model whereby it can act on information that has been brought to its attention. Are our guests of the view that this is an acceptable model in which to operate providing services to the most vulnerable citizens, very young babies and children?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: Tusla has said it has operated within the powers it has been given and has outlined a few additional powers it would like to have given to it. Has it made a formal request for these further powers?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: Has Tusla formally requested any powers?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: Was it not apparent before this situation occurred that there were gaps in Tusla's powers? Did it not realise this and discuss it?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: If that was discovered last November, why is it only starting the research and getting the legal advice now, in July?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Issues Regarding Childcare Facilities: Discussion (31 Jul 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: So it was this programme that triggered that work.

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