Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (612)

Clare Daly

Question:

612. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to request Tusla to maintain a record of the number of girls in residential care that become pregnant while in care in view of the fact that it does not keep such records. [22011/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The pregnancy of a girl in care will be recorded on an individual file and  the care planning process is the key forum to ensure that robust plans are put in place to support young people who are pregnant. 

National level data is not currently collated for all incidents of pregnancy. I thank the Deputy for her suggestion and will include the issue in future discussions of appropriate and helpful data that Tulsa might collect to assist policy monitoring and development.