Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1896)

Róisín Shortall


1896. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to a decision by Solas to withdraw community employment staff from a family resource centre (details supplied) following antisocial behaviour in the vicinity; the steps she will take to ensure staff can return to their placements and resume the provision of services in view of the essential family support services which this centre provides to the highly vulnerable local community. [36693/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

My Department supports a number of Community Employment (CE) projects in the Ballymun area who in turn place CE participants with local resource centres.

CE participants are employed directly by CE Sponsor organisations, who are independent companies and employers in their own right. These sponsoring bodies are responsible for the health and safety policies for their employees in accordance with all relevant Health and Safety legislation, and the Department has no role in this regard.

I trust this matter clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Questions Nos. 1897 and 1898 answered with Question No. 1769.