Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1677)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

1677. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of staff employed in the school completion programme on a full-time, part-time and sessional basis to date in 2019; the number employed in 2009, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35428/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The School Completion Programme is a core programme under the DEIS programme and is one of three service strands under Tusla’s Educational Welfare Services (EWS) providing direct interventions to children and young people. Each year since the programme transferred to Tusla in 2014, €24.7m in funding has been allocated to the School Completion Programme projects nationally. There are 124 SCPs currently operating nationally.

The following table sets out the number of staff employed in SCPs .Figures are based on the most recent plans submitted by the 124 SCP’s.

Number of SCP Staff

Full-time

Part-time

Sessional

219

195

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