Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1706)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

1706. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the process by which an early years inspector can report a fire safety concern to the relevant authorities; and the follow-up that is then expected from the fire service. [36377/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Where an Early Years Inspector that is part of the statutory regulator, Tusla, has a fire safety concern in relation to an early years service, a referral may be made to the relevant local area fire authority by letter. This is usually followed by a written response or communication from the fire authority to the provider. Where minor matters of fire safety are identified, an Early Years Inspector may address the matter under the Early Years Regulations. Where the matter is more serious, a referral to the fire authorities will be made.