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Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Next meeting:

Last updated - 13 May 2022, 16.04

17 May 2022, 15.00

The Joint Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth will meet in Committee Room 4, LH2000.

The Committee considers and reports to the Houses of the Oireachtas on the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and the State bodies within the responsibility of the Department.

The Committee was renamed during the Dáil term (24 May 2021) and was previously the Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration.

Date established: 24 May 2021

House: 33rd Dáil, 26th Seanad

Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill

Latest Report

Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill

The Committee has completed its Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2021.
The proposed Bill will amend the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. The rationale provided for drafting an amending piece of legislation is to improve processes and safeguards for those who will make use of the new decision-making supports.

Child Care (Amendment) [Guardian ad litem] Bill

Feb 2022

Child Care (Amendment) [Guardian ad litem] Bill

The Committee has completed its pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Child Care (Amendment) [Guardian ad litem] Bill. The legislation aims to resolve issues and inconsistencies in the Guardian ad litem (GAL) system, so that children and their wishes are better represented in child care proceedings. 

Press releases

16 May 2022, 18.04

Joint Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth to discuss the response by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth to the Ukrainian crisis

9 May 2022, 14.00

Joint Committee on Children to discuss the EU Legislative Proposals on the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and with Tusla on the challenges facing foster carers and general foster care issues

9 May 2022, 10.00

Joint Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth supports the people of Ukraine and in particular the Ukrainian children impacted by the war

Recent videos

Tue, 10 May 2022

Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Topic: Further Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals: COM(2022) 112 on EU Scrutiny decision - Proposal re the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management

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Tue, 3 May 2022

Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Topic: Committee Stage consideration of the Institutional Burials Bill 2022

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Tue, 26 Apr 2022

Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Topic: Detailed scrutiny of the Organisation of Working Time (Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2020

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Recent documents

Tue, 10 May

Opening statement, Bernard Gloster, CEO, TUSLA

Opening statement, Bernard Gloster, CEO, TUSLA ()

Tue, 26 Apr

Opening statement, Sarah Benson, Chief Executive, Woman’s Aid

Opening statement, Sarah Benson, Chief Executive, Woman’s Aid ()

Tue, 26 Apr

Opening statement, Allison Graham, Chief Executive, Saoirse Domestic Violence Service

Opening statement, Allison Graham, Chief Executive, Saoirse Domestic Violence Service ()

Recent reports

Fri, 8 Apr 2022

Report on Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2021
Joint Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Report on Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2021, April 2022

Tue, 22 Feb 2022

Report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Child Care (Amendment) [Guardian ad litem] Bill 2021
Joint Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Child Care (Amendment) [Guardian ad litem] Bill 2021

Tue, 14 Dec 2021

Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Birth Information and Tracing Bill
Joint Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Birth Information and Tracing Bill

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the relevant Department.

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

Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Leinster House

Kildare Street

Dublin 2

D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee

Anita Gibbons

(01) 618 3843

cdei@oireachtas.ie

Press officer

Stephen Higgins

(01) 618 4743 

stephen.higgins@oireachtas.ie

 

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