Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Questions (457)

Kathleen Funchion

Question:

457. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if he will address and clarify a series of matters (details supplied). [31637/20]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Pobal have informed my Department that they are not aware of any issues or delays in relation to making payments for the week of 17 August.

The week beginning 17 August was the first week of the 2020-21 CCSP programme year and preliminary payments issued on August 14 to all providers who had signed a funding agreement.

The number of children on CCSP which includes CCSU and CCSRT for the week ending 16 August 2020 was 16,685. Of this cohort 4,719 children have since recorded registrations under ECCE 2020-21.

The table below sets out the transfer rates for CCSP registrations to ECCE, and the numbers of those who did not transfer in the 2020-21 programme year.

CCSP 2019 registration type

No ECCE 2020 Registration

ECCE 2020 Registration

Grand Total

CCSP

8,486

1,366

9,852

CCSRT

44

19

63

CCSU

3,436

3,334

6,770

Grand Total

11,966

4,719

16,685

Pobal administer and manage funding for my Department and operates a dedicated e-mail enquiry service for Oireachtas members at oireachtasqueries@pobal.ie