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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 26 April 2022

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Ceisteanna (1162)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

1162. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of children referred to Tusla in 2021; the source of the referrals as was provided in response to Parliamentary Question No. 570 of 1 February 2022, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21162/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

Following from Parliamentary Question 570 of the 1st of February 2022, please find attached the requested data, including the source of the referrals outlined.

Referrals to Child Protection & Welfare Services by Source and Primary Report Type, Jan - Sep 2021  

Source (including list as per   Schedule 2 Child First Act 2015)

Physical Abuse

Emotional Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Neglect

Child Welfare Concern

Not Recorded

Grand Total

Anonymous

151

123

20

298

1351

186

2129

Courts 1 (S.20 Child Care Act 1991)

*

*

0

0

321

49

379

Courts 3 (Other Court Request)

0

*

0

0

26

*

38

HSE Officer

0

0

0

0

*

*

2

International Social Services

0

*

0

*

29

2

35

Member of the Public

39

29

22

60

364

60

574

Other

85

138

53

113

1303

410

2102

Other Family Member

76

84

20

57

491

106

834

Parent/Guardian

251

135

126

66

1266

341

2185

Self

28

11

8

6

43

21

117

A person carrying on a pre-school service

15

*

*

6

27

9

63

A safe guarding officer,child protection officer or other person (howsoever described) who is employed for the purpose of performing child welfare and   protection functions of religious, sporting, recreational, cultural,   educational and other bodies and organisations offering services to children

250

167

88

98

747

238

1588

An addiction counsellor

*

5

*

5

39

12

67

Child care staff member employed in a pre-school service

33

11

4

13

46

14

121

Dentist

*

0

0

*

3

1

7

Director of any institution where a child is detained by an order of a court

*

0

*

0

5

5

14

Emergency medical technician

6

*

*

5

21

4

40

Foster carer registered with the Agency

18

*

20

*

28

24

101

Guardian Ad Litem

*

11

*

0

*

6

25

Manager of a language school or other recreational school where children reside away from home

*

*

0

0

*

2

9

Manager of asylum seeker   accommodation (direct provision centre)

15

*

*

23

13

3

57

Manager of domestic violence shelter

127

344

27

13

493

117

1121

Manager of homeless provision or emergency accommodation facility

23

70

8

49

206

54

410

Medical  practitioner

199

129

239

71

704

205

1547

Member of An Garda Siochana

627

5127

1080

627

9214

3434

20109

Member of the clergy (howsoever described) or pastoral care worker (howsoever described) of a church or other religious community

*

*

*

*

5

1

13

Occupational therapist

13

10

12

*

25

*

70

Person   responsible for the care or management of a youth work service

51

24

21

16

138

31

281

Physiotherapist

14

*

18

11

22

*

73

Probation   officer

10

*

15

*

52

11

96

Psychologist

174

69

100

22

294

78

737

Psychotherapist or a person providing counselling who is registered with one of the professional bodies

116

77

129

26

311

113

772

Registered nurse /midwife

64

77

80

89

872

201

1383

Social care worker

351

206

172

127

755

330

1941

Social worker

636

459

468

448

3117

768

5896

Speech and language therapist

13

5

4

5

36

9

72

Teacher

948

203

337

220

1705

398

3811

Youth worker who (a) holds a professional qualification that is recognised by the   national qualifications authority in Youth work or a related discipline, and (b) is employed in a youth work service

84

45

36

43

207

69

484

Mandated person - not specified

79

330

50

149

2988

590

4186

Total

4513

7929

3172

2676

27275

7924

53489

*figures suppressed for confidentiality reasons.  Suppressed figures included in the totals

Quality & Regulation   21/04/2022

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