Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (606)

Clare Daly

Question:

606. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of teenage girls that became pregnant in residential care in each of the years 2015 to 2018. [21653/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I have been informed that Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, does not collate data on the number of pregnancies experienced by young people in residential care. 

When a young person in residential care becomes pregnant, a review of their statutory Care Plan is arranged, which aims to assess all of the needs of the young person. The planning process takes into consideration the current and future needs of the young person, and their child. The views of the young person are paramount to the process.