Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (305)

Denis Naughten

Question:

308 Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when each of the child care audits in Roscommon, Waterford and Dublin commenced, were completed and report finalised; the individual who completed each audit; the number of children involved in each audit; the number of cases and families deemed at risk in each audit; the number of cases and families where further information was required to make a determination in each audit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35719/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Children and Youth Affairs)

I understand from the HSE that the Roscommon audit commenced in September, 2010, the Waterford audit commenced in February, 2011, and the Dublin audit commenced in May, 2011. All have end-April, 2012 as the completion date.

The HSE intends to publish a composite report of the findings of the audits. This report is not yet finalised but a final draft is with the Office of the National Director for Children and Family Services. I expect it to be submitted to me in September of this year.

The author of the report is Ms. Lynne Peyton, Consultant in Children's Services and Social Care.