Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ceisteanna (296)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

296. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide in a tabular form the total list of quasi-governmental organisations and agencies under her remit; if she will provide a list of quasi-governmental organisations and agencies under her remit that have been abolished since March 2011 or are scheduled to be abolished and the date on which they are due to be abolished; the date on which the body was created; the name of the body; the 2012 budget for the body; the number of employees of the body in 2012; the names of any outside consultants hired by the organisation since March 2011 and what future plans she has for the body. [49307/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

I would like to inform the Deputy there are four agencies which are funded by the Exchequer through my Department's Vote. I have set out in tabular format below a list of these Agencies. I can confirm that no quasi-Governmental organisations come under the remit of my Department.

Agencies under the remit of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs

National Educational Welfare Board (NEWB)

Adoption Authority of Ireland (AAI)

Family Support Agency (FSA)

Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO)

No Agencies that come under my remit have been abolished since March 2011. However the FSA is to be merged with the new Child and Family Support Agency (CFSA) which is due to be established next year. The NEWB is also due to come under the remit of the CFSA.

Legislation for the establishment of the CFSA is being prepared by my Department as a priority. It is anticipated that the Bill will be published and enacted in the course of this session. It is my intention that the CFSA will assume statutory responsibility for services for children and families in January 2013.

I have set out below in tabular format, details of the Agencies under my remit that are due to be merged with the new CFSA once the legislation has been enacted.

Name of Agency

Date Established

Status with regards to CFSA

2012 Budget

No

of Employees

Consultants hired since March 2011

Family Support Agency

6th May, 2003

CFSA will assume statutory responsibility for services for children and families in January 2013

€26.465million

13

Brian Harvey- Research Review

Bluewave Technology - Software Application Development

Dr. Mary Mulcahy - Research Review

Dawn O’Connor – Research Study

Ruth Gallagher – Research Study

National Educational Welfare Board

5th July, 2000 (Board assumed statutory responsibility for provisions of the Act on July 5th 2002)

CFSA will assume statutory responsibility for services for children and families in January 2013

€9.622

million

91

John Richards & Associates-Integration Implementation

SMCI Associates -Integration Consultation

SQW Ltd. literature -review of international best practice in participation, attendance

RSM McClure Watters - Development of School Attendance Strategies

Colgan & Associates - Consultancy, school attendance strategies etc.

Anne McMurray Development Ltd Consultancy-Mapping practice

Price Waterhouse Coopers - Data Protection Review

Abbott Consulting - IT Services

Maplelink Computer Services Ltd - IT Services

Novosco Ltd - IT Projects & Citrix services and configuration

It should be noted that following enactment of the Child Care Amendment Act 2011 the Children's Act Advisory Board was subsequently dissolved by means of the commencement by the Minister of Health of Part 6 of the Child Amendment Act 2011.