Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (659)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

659. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when the three vacant posts on the board of Tusla will be filled; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9607/18]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The Child and Family Agency Act, 2013, provides for the appointment of a nine person Board consisting of a Chairperson, a Deputy Chairperson and seven ordinary members all appointed by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.  

Appointments to State Boards must be made in accordance with Government Guidelines for Appointment to State Boards that were approved by Government and published in November, 2014.  

My Department is currently making arrangements with the Public Appointments Service for the filling of these vacancies having regard to relevant guidelines.