Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (599)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

599. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Question No. 1000 of 5 November 2013, if the report referred to in the reply is now to hand. [5127/14]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The Child and Family Agency (CFA) compiles monthly performance reports which include statistics in relation to children in care. These reports are published on the CFA website. The information requested is set out as follows

2011

2012

Number of Children in the Care of the State

6,155

6,304

Under Voluntary Care Order

3,358

2,658

Under an Emergency Care Order

Not collated

146

Under an Interim Order

Not collated

528

Under a Special Care Order

Not collated

Not collated

Under Current Care Order (not specified)

2,797

2,972

TOTAL

6,155

6,304

I apologise for the delay in providing this information. I have requested similar figures for 2013 and I have been informed that this information will be available in May 2014. I will forward this information to the Deputy when I receive it.