Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (847)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

847. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of retrospective disclosures awaiting allocation of a social worker; if this number includes recent referrals of historical abuse referred by an organisation (details supplied) as highlighted in recent media reports; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24203/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

I can advise the Deputy that Tusla - Child and Family Agency, publishes monthly figures on the number of cases of retrospective abuse which are currently awaiting allocation to a social worker. At the end of March, the most recent date for which data is available, there were 1,463 retrospective cases waiting to be allocated to a social worker, out of a total of 2,824 open cases. 

I have written to Tusla to ask that a direct response be provided to the Deputy in relation to the organisation in question.