Thursday, 3 June 2021
Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
Child and Family Agency
316. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his Department has in place a service level agreement with Tusla; if his attention has been drawn to a series of issues (details supplied); and if he will provide a full update in respect of the issues outlined. [30303/21]
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth has an Oversight Agreement with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. The Oversight Agreement meets the requirements of the Code of Practice for Governance of State Bodies. It outlines the purposes and responsibilities of Tusla, its legal framework, working environment, and governance arrangements between the Department and the Agency. The Oversight Agreement is reviewed on an annual basis by both parties, and signed by the Secretary General of the Department and the Chief Executive Officer of the Agency.
It is not appropriate for me to comment on issues outlined by the Deputy but I can confirm that my Department has been made aware of these concerns and they are being addressed with Tusla.