Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (617)

Cormac Devlin

Question:

617. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); if he will intervene to prevent the child and their family from being moved, in the middle of a school term, from a school in which they have established networks and support to the other side of the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38013/20]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

It is the policy of my Department's International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) to provide the most appropriate accommodation avaialable for a person or family. Where a family, as in this case, is residing in temporary accommodation the IPAS will look to provide suitable accommodation in a fully supported dedicated accommodation centre as soon as possible, in this instance in own door accommodation.

I believe that the move has now been resolved to the family’s satisfaction.