Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Ceisteanna (1190)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

1190. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of LINC workers by county, in tabular form. [13278/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

The Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) higher education programme is a Level 6 Special Purpose Award designed to support the inclusion of children with a disability in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme. It is a key initiative under the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) for pre-school children.

Pre-school settings employing an Inclusion Coordinator (who has graduated from LINC and has agreed to take on the role of Inclusion Coordinator (INCO) in the pre-school setting) will receive an increase of €2 per child per week in the rate of ECCE capitation payable to that setting.

The table below sets out the number of Inclusion Coordinators in each county as at 14th March 2019:

County

Number of services in receipt of INCO capitation as at 14th March 2019

Carlow

23

Cavan

22

Clare

39

Cork

151

Donegal

50

Dublin

239

Galway

84

Kerry

52

Kildare

68

Kilkenny

28

Laois

25

Leitrim

7

Limerick

68

Longford

13

Louth

31

Mayo

42

Meath

63

Monaghan

15

Offaly

17

Roscommon

22

Sligo

20

Tipperary

58

Waterford

26

Westmeath

26

Wexford

51

Wicklow

38

Total

1,278

Questions Nos. 1191 and 1192 answered with Question No. 1188.