Thursday, 30 May 2019

Questions (91)

Michael McGrath

Question:

91. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Health the steps he will take further to the report investigating the abuse of a number of children in a foster home in the west of Ireland; the way in which persons within the HSE involved in this case will be held accountable; the steps he plans to take to ensure this will not occur again; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23095/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Responsibility for child protection and welfare services transferred to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, under the aegis of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs a number of years ago. However, I have referred the Deputy's question to the HSE's National Director of HR for a direct reply to the Deputy regarding persons who may have remained in the employ of the HSE.

I am advised that with regard to the investigative report mentioned, my colleague the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs is giving the findings and recommendations due consideration.