Thursday, 7 April 2022
Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
333. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if all of the staff at the International Protection Accommodation Services have been provided with trauma-informed care training; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18986/22]
The Learning and Development Unit of my Department, in conjunction with the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS), has designed and implemented a training programme in the areas of Interview and De-escalation Skills and Awareness of Intercultural, Torture, Sexual, Physical, Emotional and Gender based violence issues. This training has been rolled out among all of my IPAS officials and will be further extended to centre managers this year.
I would also like to inform the Deputy that all IPAS officials and centre staff have undertaken mandatory Child Development through a Trauma Informed Lens training provided by Barnardos.
334. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the languages in which the resources provided by the International Protection Accommodation Services are available in; and if all of the languages are widely available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18987/22]
The International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) of my Department provides material in many different languages depending on the needs of each International Protection (IP) applicant. Material in all of the languages listed below are widely available to IP applicants. These are the languages that material has been translated into so far:
Most recently IPAS has provided material in Ukrainian and Russian language, in response to the ongoing humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.