Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (577)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

577. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the instances of child abuse non-investigation (details supplied) by county in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5074/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

I must inform the Deputy that it would not be appropriate for me to comment on individual cases. I have referred the matter to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, for their appropriate attention.

However, I have been informed by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, that, in keeping with their statutory obligations under the Child Care Act 1991, the Child and Family Agency Act 2013 and the Children First Act 2015, allegations of child abuse are assessed by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, irrespective of the age of the child.