Thursday, 11 April 2019

Ceisteanna (185)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

185. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the proportion of children in care who received criminal charges while in the care of the State in each of the years 2016 to 2018. [16996/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, does not collate national data in respect of children in care and their involvement in the criminal justice system.  Information regarding individual children in care  would be known to the child's social worker, team leader,  principal social worker and foster carer or residential care staff, and would inform the child's care and placement plan. 

Oberstown Detention Centre collates information about  children in care who are detained there. I have been informed by Tusla that they engage with Oberstown Detention Centre to ensure that all children/young people who are detained in Oberstown, and known to Tusla, receive appropriate support and intervention.