Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Questions (405, 406, 407)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

405. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health if his Department or agencies under his remit have conducted a systematic review of the supports and services being offered in a case (details supplied) which was reviewed in 2018. [12069/19]

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Anne Rabbitte

Question:

406. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health if his Department or agencies under his remit have conducted a review of the services and supports which are offered to children in care who have disabilities; and if so, if this report will be published. [12070/19]

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Anne Rabbitte

Question:

407. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health if his Department or agencies under his remit have developed performance metrics to monitor and measure the outcomes of children in care with disabilities. [12071/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 405 to 407, inclusive, together.

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.