Dail Contributions

Child Care Bill

More than anything else recent reports on the exorbitant costs of the guardian ad litem system highlight the need for reform of this system. For example in March, we found out that a number of social workers, previously employed by the HSE, earned as much as €300,000 each last year to act as court-appointed officers for children likely to be placed in care. There have been repeated Government promises to reform this area and tackle the high payments. Yet, costs have risen, with spending on legal...
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Children First Bill 2014: Report and Final Stages

Robert Troy: I move amendment No. 1: In page 11, between lines 33 and 34, to insert the following:“(10) A provider who is served with a non-compliance notice shall be liable to inspection by child protection staff of the Agency. (11) A provider who has been served with a non-compliance notice and has been on the register of non-compliance for 30 days consecutively or more may be liable to an offence and on summary conviction may be subject to a class B fine.”. The amendment specifies that a provider who is served with a non-compliance notice should...
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