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Last updated - 4 Dec 2019, 12.51

There are currently no scheduled meetings for this Committee.

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.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Homelessness

Latest Report

Homelessness

The committee has published a report on the impact of homelessness on children. The report calls for a national family homelessness strategy with the interests of the child as a fundamental principle.

Press releases

3 Dec 2019, 16.15

Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to hear from Scouting Ireland

14 Nov 2019, 12.01

Review of responses to child and family homelessness proposed in new Oireachtas Committee reports

5 Nov 2019, 13.48

New Tusla chief executive officer before Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Recent videos

Wed, 4 Dec 2019

Committees

Governance issues in Scouting Ireland

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Tue, 3 Dec 2019

Committees

2019 Supplementary Estimates for Public Services - Vote 40 (Children and Youth Affairs)

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Wed, 20 Nov 2019

Committees

Discussion re the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and World Children's Day

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Recent reports

Thu, 14 Nov 2019

Report on the Impact of Homelessness on Children
Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs report on the Impact of Homelessness on Children

Fri, 1 Feb 2019

Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, Work Programme 2019
Work Programme 2019

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity
Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity

Recent documents

Wed, 4 Dec

Opening statement, Adrian Tennant, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Scouting Ireland

Opening statement, Adrian Tennant, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Scouting Ireland (PDF)

Wed, 20 Nov

Opening Statement, Dr. Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman, Ombudsman for Children

Opening Statement, Dr. Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman, Ombudsman for Children (PDF)

Thu, 14 Nov

Submissions on the Impact of Homelessness on Children

Submissions on the Impact of Homelessness on Children (PDF)

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the area of children and youth affairs is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Aileen Fallon
(01) 618 3843

(076) 100 1756

children@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Petrina Vousden
+353 (0) 1 618 3437
+353 (0) 85 8745 295
petrina.vousden@oireachtas.ie