Thursday, 30 May 2019
Department of Health
91. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he will take further to the report investigating the abuse of a number of children in a foster home in the west of Ireland; the way in which persons within the HSE involved in this case will be held accountable; the steps he plans to take to ensure this will not occur again; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23095/19]
Responsibility for child protection and welfare services transferred to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, under the aegis of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs a number of years ago. However, I have referred the Deputy's question to the HSE's National Director of HR for a direct reply to the Deputy regarding persons who may have remained in the employ of the HSE.
I am advised that with regard to the investigative report mentioned, my colleague the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs is giving the findings and recommendations due consideration.