Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (213)

Charlie McConalogue


213. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the position regarding a psychologist for a school (details supplied); if a psychologist is in place; when the psychologist position became vacant; if it has been advertised; his plans to fill it in the near future; if there is a full-time school aged team psychologist based in Letterkenny, County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40597/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

In relation to the provision of psychology resources in school, this is a matter for the Department of Education and Skills.