Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (256)

Thomas P. Broughan


256. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the data she has available on the family make-up of those accessing the CCS and CETS programmes; if the number of lone parents using these childcare schemes is known; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27136/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

My Department does not routinely collect data on the family make-up of children accessing childcare funding programmes.

Eligibility of the applying parent/guardian for the CCS programme is determined by their status with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

CETS provides childcare to certain training course participants on courses provided by the Education and Training Boards (ETB, formerly FAS and VEC), specifically, courses run in training centres (formally FÁS training centres), ETB VTOS courses, and Secondary Schools students. The duration of CETS corresponds with the start and end dates stated on the eligibility letter.