Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Child and Family Agency
577. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 592 of 22 January 2019, the reason the board of Tusla did not receive a copy of a report (details supplied) until April 2018, almost two years after it was completed. [9077/19]
Tusla, the Child and Family Agency has advised me that the Board of Tusla was not furnished with a copy of the report referred to by the Deputy. A copy of the report was furnished to the Chairperson of the Special Inquiries Committee, a sub-committee of the Board, in April 2018.
I can assure the Deputy that I have sought written clarification from Tusla in relation to a number of matters regarding this report.
The sub-committee of the Board of Tusla has advised me that the matters raised by the Deputy will be part of the investigation, which is currently underway.
578. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason a report (details supplied) is referred to as an internal management report by letter from the board of Tusla dated 20 November 2018. [9078/19]
The report referred to by the Deputy was commissioned by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. I am informed by Tusla that the purpose of the report was to inform management in Tusla in relation to certain events, and was accordingly described as an internal management report by the Chairperson of the Tusla Board sub-committee dealing with these issues.