Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (840)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

840. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the work of the working group established between her Department and that of the Department of Health with regard to supporting mother and baby home survivors; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30704/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Following the publication of the recommendations from the first report of the Collaborative Forum of former residents of Mother and Baby Homes, my colleague the Minister for Health has convened a working group to develop specific proposals for a package of health and well-being supports. My officials are participating in this work and I understand that there have been three meetings to date.

The working group has been tasked with reporting by September in order to facilitate considerations within the Estimates process for Budget 2020.