Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Questions (177)

Fiona O'Loughlin


177. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the foster care agencies engaged by Tusla in 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018. [25765/18]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I have written to Tusla for this information in the format requested by the Deputy. I can inform you that the following companies were engaged by Tusla for the provision of private foster care in the relevant timeframe

- Five Rivers Fostering Ltd.

- Fostering First Ireland Ltd.

- Orchard Children’s Services Ltd.

- Care Visions Fostering

- Oaklodge Fostering Services

- Sorcha Homes Ltd./Horizon House

- St Christopher’s Fellowship

- Fresh Start

Fresh Start are no longer providing fostering services.

It should be noted that children being cared for by a private foster care company remain in the care of Tusla at all times and have a Tusla allocated social worker. The Tusla Foster Care Committee approves all applications by the private company for families to be eligible to foster.