Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (602)

John Deasy

Question:

602. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the apps her Department or attached agencies have been involved in developing for smart phones and other multimedia devices in the past three years; the cost and the software developer employed in each case. [5454/14]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

My Department co-funded the development of the "Child Development 0-6 Years" App. together with the Executive of Northern Ireland's Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, at a cost of £4,500 sterling to my Department. The App. is a free resource for social workers which was developed by Childlink Ltd., an innovative online database focusing on legislation, policies and practices, regarding children, young people and families who live in the UK and Ireland. The App was developed as part of the agreed work programme under the child protection agenda of the North South Ministerial Council. The App. is available to download free from Itunes (Apple) and Google Play (android) for both tablet and mobile devices.