Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (481)

David Stanton

Question:

481. Deputy David Stanton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the arrangements in place on behalf of her Department, or the Health Service Executive under the aegis of her Department, with regard to an organisation (details supplied); the plans for further development of same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14792/14]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The organisation that the Deputy refers to is registered to provide Children's Residential Services on behalf of the Child and Family Agency. It is monitored by the relevant Agency personnel in this regard to ensure they continue to provide services of the highest quality appropriate to the needs of children placed in their care. The Agency has advised that the Service Level Agreement with the organisation will be completed in the coming weeks to replace that which was previously signed with the Health Service Executive. This Agreement will encompass all services provided to the Agency, including those recently awarded under contract to the organisation following a procurement process in 2013. The organisation currently provides services to twenty young people who have been placed in their care by the Agency. Services are provided from seven centres in the Dublin Mid-Leinster and South Regions.