Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1180)

Clare Daly

Question:

1180. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 312 of 13 March 2019, if the cost on an annual basis of placing a child in private residential care is €312,000; and the proportion of this that is spent on caring for the child rather than on profits, dividends and so on. [13183/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The purchase of residential placements from private providers is an operational matter for Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. I am referring the Deputy's question to Tusla for direct reply.