Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

The Committee's remit involves scrutinising the work of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and key stakeholders in promoting the interests of children and young people in Ireland.

Select Committee

What's on this week

The next meeting of the Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs will take place on Wednesday, the 28th of June at 9.00 a.m.


Session A:

The Seanad Public Consultation Committee’s work on Children’s Mental Health [Senator Joan Freeman, Mr. Peter Hughes, General Secretary, Psychiatric Nurses Association and Mr. Gareth Noble, Children’s Law Specialist]

Session B:

Issues arising from the Audit of the exercise by An Garda Síochána of the Section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991 [Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection]

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News from the Committee

29 November 16
Committee to look at the issue of undocumented children and meet with One Family to look at family law services

15 November 16
Children & Youth Affairs Committee to Debate Adoption Legislation with Minister Zappone

18 October 16
Early Childhood Ireland to meet with Children Committee on the Early Years Forum

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