Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (502)

Micheál Martin

Question:

502. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will report on the future of the parent and infant residential unit at a centre (details supplied) in view of the fact that grounds are for sale; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46195/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The centre located on the site to which the Deputy refers is in receipt of funding from a number of public bodies. Tusla, the Child and Family Agency provides funding of some €1.5 million annually for family and community services provided by the centre located on site. The parent and infant residential unit to which the Deputy refers is supported through this funding.

Tusla is currently engaging directly with the centre and with a representative of the property owners. I have asked Tusla to respond to the Deputy directly in relation to the parent and infant residential unit.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A