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The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (Irish: An Roinn Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige) is a department of the Government of Ireland. It is led by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

Department of
Children and Youth Affairs
Department of Children and Youth Affairs (Ireland) logo.jpg
Department overview
Formed2 June 1956
JurisdictionIreland
Headquarters43–49 Mespil Road,
Dublin 4, D04 YP52
53°19′58″N 6°14′53″W / 53.33278°N 6.24806°W / 53.33278; -6.24806
Minister responsible
Department executive
Websitedcya.gov.ie

Departmental teamEdit

The official headquarters and ministerial offices of the department are in Dún Aimhirgin, Mespil Road, Dublin 4. The departmental team consists of the following: [1]

OverviewEdit

The department is responsible for children and youth affairs.

TuslaEdit

The Child and Family Agency, known as Tusla, is an independent agency created by the Child and Family Agency Act 2013 and answerable to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.[2] Its functions were previously distributed among the Health Service Executive's Children & Family Services, the Family Support Agency, and the National Educational Welfare Board.[3] The name Tusla is intended to invoke the Irish words tús "beginning" and "day".[3]

HistoryEdit

The department was created by the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1956 as the Department of the Gaeltacht. Functions have been transferred between it and other departments on a number of occasions, and the Department currently responsible for the Gaeltacht is the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has had its current title and functions since 2011.

StatutesEdit

Statute Effect
1956 Act Establishment of the Department of the Gaeltacht
S.I. No. 257/1956 Transfer of Rural industry from Department of Lands
S.I. No. 21/1993 Transfer of Arts and Culture from Taoiseach
S.I. No. 22/1993 Renamed as the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht
S.I. No. 306/1997 Renamed as the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands
S.I. No. 331/1997 Transfer of Aran Islands Transport from Taoiseach
S.I. No. 302/2002 Transfer of Arts and Culture to the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation
S.I. No. 308/2002 Renamed as the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
S.I. No. 327/2002 Transfer of Community from the Department of Social and Family Affairs
S.I. No. 215/2010 Renamed as Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs
S.I. No. 217/2010 Transfer of Equality from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
S.I. No. 139/2011 Transfer of Equality to the Department of Justice and Law Reform
S.I. No. 164/2011 Transfer of Irish Language, Gaeltacht and the Islands to Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport
S.I. No. 165/2011 Transfer of Social Inclusion to Department of Social Protection
S.I. No. 196/2011 Transfer of Community to Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
S.I. No. 214/2011 Renamed as the Department of Children and Youth Affairs
S.I. No. 218/2011 Transfer of Children from the Department of Health and Children
S.I. No. 488/2011 Transfer of Child Care from the Department of Health
S.I. No. 668/2011 Transfer of Remand Centres and Children Detention Schools from the Department of Justice and Equality

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Organisation Structure, DCYA Organisation Structure July 2018". Retrieved October 2018
  2. ^ "Child and Family Agency Act 2013". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b "About Us". Tusla. Retrieved 27 February 2017.

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