Thursday, 5 December 2019

Ceisteanna (335)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

335. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the membership of the Children and Young People’s Policy Consortium; the number of meetings of the consortium in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the overall attendance record of each member since 2016; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50724/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

The Children and Young People’s Policy Consortium represents the keystone in the implementation infrastructure for Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures the National Policy Framework for Children and Young People (2014 – 2020). The Consortium comprises high-level representation from Government departments and agencies, and key experts and representatives from a range of sectors and settings working with children and young people.

This infrastructure also includes the National Advisory Council, Comhairle na nÓg, EU Young Voices Group and the Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) National Steering Group.

Members of the Consortium are tasked with overseeing and driving the effective implementation of Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures within their respective spheres of responsibility, across departments, agencies and sectors.

The Consortium is chaired by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and a Deputy Chair from the Department of the Taoiseach and meets three times a year (February, June, September).

To date there has been three meetings per year in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The membership and attendance record for each Consortium member for the years 2016 - 2019 inclusive, is set out below.

Mar-16

Jun-16

Sep-16

Feb-17

Jun-17

Sep-17

Feb-18

Jun-18

Sep-18

Feb-19

Jun-19

Sep-19

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Advisory Council

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Department of Education and Skills

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Department of Health

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Department of Justice and Equality

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Department of the Taoiseach

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies

Attended

Attended

Attended

CYPSC National Steering Group

Apologies

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Vacancy

County and City Management Association

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies

Apologies

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Attended

Attended

Apologies

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Tusla

Attended

Apologies

Attended

Apologies

Attended

Apologies

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Health Services Executive

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies

Apologies

Attended

Attended

Attended

Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies

Attended

Apologies

Apologies

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Attended

Apologies

Attended

Apologies

Attended

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Apologies

Apologies

Attended

Attended

Attended

Attended

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Attended

Apologies

An Garda Síochána

Apologies

Apologies

Attended

Attended

Apologies

Attended

Apologies

Attended

Attended

Apologies

Attended

Attended

Department of Finance

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Vacancy

Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Attended

Department of Heritage, Culture and Gaeltacht

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Attended

Attended