Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
623. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of plans to implement national procedures to enhance inter-agency arrangements regarding the release and accommodation of sex offenders. [50055/19]
One of the actions contained in the Rebuilding Ireland, Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness is that the State will implement national procedures to enhance inter-agency arrangements regarding the release and accommodation of sex offenders.
The Sex Offenders Risk Assessment and Management (SORAM) process is in place to provide a multi-agency, consistent response across all local authority areas in housing sex offenders. A Sex Offender Liaison Officer (SOLO) has been appointed within each of the nine homeless regions to ensure that the discharge of convicted sex offenders from the prison services into the community is managed effectively and that their accommodation needs are addressed in an appropriate manner.