Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2559)

Mattie McGrath


2559. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children reported missing from residential care homes in each of the years since 2011; the location of the residential homes; if such children were relocated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33421/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

The Deputy is asking about an operational matter for Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. I have therefore referred the matter to Tusla and asked that a direct response be provided to the Deputy.

I wish to advise the Deputy that the location of residential centres is not published by Tusla. The safety and well-being of the children residing in these placements is the primary consideration for Tusla.