Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2559)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

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.