Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (606)

Patrick Costello

Question:

606. Deputy Patrick Costello asked the Minister for Justice if a legal lacuna (details supplied) will be addressed which is causing serious issues for early years providers; if she will instruct her officials to engage with the relevant officials in the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth in order to address the issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6388/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Garda National Vetting Bureau processes vetting for relevant organisations registered with the Vetting office whose employees (paid or otherwise) are conducting “Relevant Work or Activities” as defined in Schedule 1, Part 1 and Part 2 of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016.

I am aware of the issue to which the Deputy refers and my officials will be engaging with their counterparts in the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth with a view to resolving this matter as soon as is practicable.