Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

220. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of reports to social work departments of which sexual abuse was a component in 2010, 2011, and 2012; the number that received therapeutic care from the Health Service Executive; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45520/13]

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Billy Kelleher

Question:

221. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason that while the Health Service Executive records 600 different metrics of childcare it does not record the number of children who disclose sexual abuse each year that receive therapeutic care from the HSE; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45521/13]

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Billy Kelleher

Question:

222. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the reason the Health Service Executive does not separately record the numbers of children making disclosures of sexual abuse; her plans to rectify same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45522/13]

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Billy Kelleher

Question:

223. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in the number of cases dealt with by social work departments where sexual abuse was a component, if those cases were assessed by a multi-disciplinary team; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45523/13]

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Billy Kelleher

Question:

224. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in the number of cases dealt with by social work departments where sexual abuse was a component was it recommended that a parent not be allowed to make any further disclosures of abuse to the Health Service Executive; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45524/13]

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Billy Kelleher

Question:

225. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide in tabular form the number of cases dealt with by social work departments in 2010, 2011 and 2012 where sexual abuse was a component, if it was alleged that the child was being abused by a parent, by a relative, by a neighbour, by a teacher, or by any category of persons; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45525/13]

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Billy Kelleher

Question:

226. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide in tabular form the number of cases dealt with by social work departments between 2005 and 2012 where sexual abuse was a component and a parent was the alleged abuser; if the Health Service Executive recommended that the parent be denied access to the child, be allowed supervised access or be allowed unsupervised access; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45526/13]

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Billy Kelleher

Question:

227. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in the number of cases dealt with by social work departments where sexual abuse was a component, if the Health Service Executive relied on the reports of psychologists not in the direct employment of the Health Service Executive when assessing those cases; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45527/13]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

What we are doing now is engaging in a modest expansion whereby people with other incomes of less than €3,174 will not be charged the additional amount of PRSI.