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

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Latest Report

Working conditions of early years education and care sector

The committee has published a report examining the impact of the early years education policy on the sector.

Press releases

26 Jul 2017, 11.00

Children & Youth Affairs Committee report recommends better working T&Cs for early childcare workers

27 Jun 2017, 12.00

Dr Geoffrey Shannon to appear before Children and Youth Affairs Committee

20 Jun 2017, 12.00

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

Recent videos

Children and Youth Affairs JC

Wed, 12 Jul 2017

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals

Children and Youth Affairs JC

Wed, 28 Jun 2017

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

The Seanad Public Consultation Committee's work on Children's Mental Health

Children and Youth Affairs JC

Wed, 21 Jun 2017

Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Issues arising in foster care services in Ireland (resumed)

Recent debates

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Joint Committee

Foster Care Services: Discussion

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Joint Committee

Children's Mental Health Services: Seanad Public Consultation Committee

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Joint Committee

Foster Care Services: Discussion (Resumed)

Recent reports

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017

Report on the Working Conditions of the Early Years Education and Care Sector 2017

Recent documents

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017

Report on the Working Conditions of the Early Years Education and Care Sector 2017

Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017

Opening Statement, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Foster Care Services

Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017

Opening Statement, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Affordable Childcare Scheme (ACS)

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:
Emer Crooke
(01) 618 3843
(076) 100 1756
children@oireachtas.ie

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