Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1163)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

1163. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number and percentage of children in care with an allocated social worker by county in tabular form. [13029/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I must advise the Deputy that data is reported by Tusla on the basis of Tusla administrative area, and not by county. The table below lays out the number of children in care with an allocated social worker.

Table: Number and percentage of children in care with allocated social worker

Area

Allocated SW

Awaiting SW (%)

Total

Dublin South East/Wicklow

242

31 (12%)

273

Dublin South West/Kildare/West Wicklow

296

104 (35%)

400

Dublin South Central

351

10 (2%)

361

Midlands (Longford, Westmeath, Laois, Offaly)

319

60 (18%)

379

Dublin North City

471

37 (7%)

508

Dublin North

304

19 (6%)

323

Louth/Meath

377

28 (7%)

405

Cavan/Monaghan

142

14 (9%)

156

Kerry

165

0 (0%)

165

Cork

279

2 (0.7%)

281

Carlow/Kilkenny/SouthTipperary

240

107 (44%)

347

Waterford/Wexford

394

42 (11%)

436

Donegal

213

1 (0.4%)

214

Sligo/Leitrim/WestCavan

108

0 (0%)

108

Mayo

124

0 (0%)

124

Galway/Roscommon

397

1 (0.2%)

398

Midwest (Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary)

520

61 (11%)

581

Social Work Team Separated Children Seeking Asylum

67

0 (0%)

67