Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (417)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

417. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the degree to which reports of physical, mental and-or sexual abuse of children has been made known to her Department in each of the past three years to date; the degree to which a satisfactory conclusion has been achieved in each case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22459/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I can advise the Deputy that Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is the appropriate body to receive referrals of abuse. Tusla publish data on the number of referrals received, and the actions taken in relation to referrals. I have therefore written to Tusla and asked them to revert to the Deputy directly.