Next meeting:

Last Updated - 22 June 2017, 17:23

There are no scheduled meetings for this Committee available at this time.

The committee's remit involves scrutinising the work of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and key stakeholders in promoting the interests of children and young people.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Press releases

20 Jun 2017, 12.00

Children and Youth Affairs Committee to meet with Tusla CEO Fred McBride on Foster Care Services

30 May 2017, 15.00

Children and Youth Affairs Committee to discuss foster provision, in light of most recent ‘Chaos in Care’ revelations

16 May 2017, 15.00

Children and Youth Affairs Committee to examine HIQA inspection reports on foster care services

Recent videos

Children and Youth Affairs JC

Wed, 21 Jun 2017

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Issues arising in foster care services in Ireland (resumed)

Children and Youth Affairs JC

Wed, 31 May 2017

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Issues arising in foster care services in Ireland 

Children and Youth Affairs JC

Wed, 17 May 2017

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Findings of HIQA Statutory Foster Care Service inspection reports
In attendance: Representatives from the Health Information and Quality Authority

Recent debates

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Joint Committee

Foster Care Services: Discussion

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Joint Committee

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Joint Committee

City and County Child Care Committees: Discussion

Recent documents

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017

Opening Statement, Fred McBride, CEO, Tusla – Child and Family Agency

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Opening Statement, Irish Foster Care Association (IFCA)

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Opening Statement, Empowering People in Care (EPIC)

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the area of children and youth affairs is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Committee contact details

Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Dervila Flynn
(01) 618 3843
(076) 100 1756
children@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Liam O'Brien
(01) 618 4484
(086) 189 5098
liam.obrien@oireachtas.ie