Thursday, 5 December 2019

Ceisteanna (343, 344)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

343. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the measures put in place to support neighbouring residents in cases of residential accommodation for young persons with very challenging behaviours living in institutional housing in residential estates; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50774/19]

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Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

344. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the safeguards in place for other residents, staff and neighbours of residents living within institutional houses in residential estates that have a record of very violent behaviour; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50775/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 343 and 344 together.

I understand the Deputy to be referring to residential care, which is an operational matter for Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. I have therefore referred the matter to Tusla, and asked that a direct reply be provided to the Deputy in relation to their concerns.