Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1353)

Clare Daly

Question:

1353. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the percentage of foster children placed in care in 2017 and 2018 that were placed by for-profit foster care agencies; the names of the agencies involved; the percentage of children placed by each; and the jurisdiction in which each is located for tax purposes. [19080/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I am advised by Tusla that, in 2017, there were 395 children placed with non statutory fostering agencies. In 2018, there were 390 children placed with non-statutory fostering agencies. This amounts to approximately 6% of all children in care in each of those years. Tusla remains the primary provider of fostering services in Ireland. I have asked Tusla to reply directly to the Deputy with a breakdown of the percentage of children placed with each Agency.

The names and country of registration of the private fostering services involved are listed in Table A.

Table A : Private fostering services and country of registration for tax purposes.

Private Fostering Service

Country of Registration for Tax

ALL IN CARE Total

IE

ORIGINS FOSTER CARE LTD Total

IE

ORCHARD CHILDRENS SERVICES LTD Total

IE

FIVE RIVERS IRELAND LTD Total

IE

OAKLODGE FOSTERING SERVICES Total

IE

THREE STEPS PRIVATE SERVICES Total

IE

SORCHA HOMES LTD/HORIZON HOUSE Total

IE

DAFFODIL CARE SERVICES LTD Total

IE

CARE VISIONS FOSTERING Total

IE

FRESH START SUPPORT SERVICES LTD Total

IE

ST CHRISTOPHERS FELLOWSHIP Total

GB

FOSTERING FIRST IRELAND LTD Total

GB Address but has Irish VAT Number

BY THE BRIDGE NORTH WEST LTD Total

GB