Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (Irish: An Roinn Leanaí, Comhionannais, Míchumais, Lánpháirtíochta agus Óige) is a department of the Government of Ireland. It is led by the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth who is assisted by one Minister of State.

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
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Department overview
Formed2 June 1956
JurisdictionIreland
HeadquartersMiesian Plaza,
50–58 Lwr Baggot St,
Dublin 2,
D02 XW14
53°19′58″N 6°14′53″W / 53.33278°N 6.24806°W / 53.33278; -6.24806
Minister responsible
Department executive
WebsiteDepartment of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Departmental teamEdit

The official headquarters and ministerial offices of the department are on Baggot Street, Dublin 2. The departmental team consists of the following:[1]

DivisionsEdit

  • Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare Division
  • Justice, International Protection and Equality
  • Child Policy and Tusla Governance Division
  • Corporate and Business Support Division
  • Youth Justice, Adoption, Youth and Participation Division

Child and Family AgencyEdit

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, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.[3] Its functions were previously distributed among the Health Service Executive's Children & Family Services, the Family Support Agency, and the National Educational Welfare Board.[4] The name Tusla is intended to invoke the Irish words tús "beginning" and "day".[4]

HistoryEdit

The department was created by the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1956 as the Department of the Gaeltacht, an act of the 7th government of Ireland led by John A. Costello. This act provided its function as:[5]

to promote the cultural, social and economic welfare of the Gaeltacht; to encourage the preservation and extension of the use of Irish as a vernacular language; and, to such extent as may be necessary or appropriate, to consult and advise with other Departments of State in respect of services administered by such Departments which affect the cultural, social or economic welfare of the Gaeltacht or which concern the national aim of restoring the Irish language.

Over the years the name and functions of the department have changed several times by means of statutory instruments. The department currently responsible for the Gaeltacht is the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth has had its current title and functions since 2020.

Alteration of name and transfer of functionsEdit

Date Change
2 July 1956 Establishment of the Department of the Gaeltacht[6]
15 October 1956 Transfer of Rural industry and Gaeltacht Housing from Department of Lands[7]
20 January 1993 Transfer of Broadcasting from the Department of Tourism, Transport and Communications[8]
20 January 1993 Transfer of Arts and Culture from the Department of the Taoiseach[9]
20 January 1993 Renamed as the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht[10]
10 April 1995 Allocation of Heritage[11]
12 July 1997 Renamed as the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands[12]
28 July 1997 Transfer of Aran Islands Transport from the Department of the Taoiseach[13]
8 April 1998 Statutory statement of functions[14]
18 June 2002 Transfer of Broadcasting to the Department of Marine and Natural Resources[15]
18 June 2002 Transfer of Arts and Culture to the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation[16]
19 June 2002 Renamed as the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs[17]
25 June 2002 Transfer of Community Affairs from the Department of Social and Family Affairs[18]
10 July 2002 Transfer of Heritage to the Department of the Environment and Local Government[19]
16 December 2003 Statutory statement of functions[20]
9 July 2007 Statutory statement of functions[21]
1 June 2010 Transfer of Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform[22]
2 June 2010 Renamed as Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs[23]
1 April 2011 Transfer of Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights to the Department of Justice and Law Reform[24]
1 May 2011 Transfer of Irish Language, Gaeltacht and the Islands to the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport[25]
1 May 2011 Transfer of Social Inclusion to the Department of Social Protection[26]
1 May 2011 Transfer of the National Drugs Strategy to the Department of Health and Children[27]
1 May 2011 Transfer of Inland Waterways to the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport[28]
1 May 2011 Transfer of Community Affairs to the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government[29]
11 May 2011 Transfer of the Education Welfare from the Department of Education and Skills[30]
1 June 2011 Transfer of Gaeltacht Planning to the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport[31]
2 June 2011 Renamed as the Department of Children and Youth Affairs[32]
3 June 2011 Transfer of Children and Youth Affairs from the Department of Health and Children[33]
1 October 2011 Transfer of Child Care from the Department of Health[34]
1 January 2012 Transfer of Remand Centres and Children Detention Schools from the Department of Justice and Equality[35]
14 October 2020 Transfer of Youth Justice to the Department of Justice and Equality[36]
14 October 2020 Transfer of Disability, Equality, Human Rights, Integration and Reception from the Department of Justice and Equality[37]
15 October 2020 Renamed as Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth[38]
1 January 2021 Transfer of Education Welfare to the Department of Education[39]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Department of Children and Youth Affairs". Government of Ireland. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Gov.ie – Department of Children and Youth Affairs". gov.ie. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Child and Family Agency Act 2013". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b "About Us". Tusla. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1956, Section 3: The Department of the Gaeltacht". Irish Statute Book. 5 June 1956. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1956 (Appointed Day) Order 1956". Irish Statute Book. 28 June 1956. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Gaeltacht (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1956". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Broadcasting (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1993". Irish Statute Book. 20 January 1993. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Arts and Culture (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1993". Irish Statute Book. 20 January 1993. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Gaeltacht (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1993". Irish Statute Book. 20 January 1993. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Heritage Act 1995". Irish Statute Book. 10 April 1995. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  12. ^ "Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1997". Irish Statute Book. 8 July 1997. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Aran Islands Transport (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1997". Irish Statute Book. 28 July 1997. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Minister For Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Powers and Functions) Act 1998". Irish Statute Book. 8 April 1998. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  15. ^ "Broadcasting (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002". Irish Statute Book. 18 June 2002. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Arts and Culture (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002". Irish Statute Book. 18 June 2002. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2002". Irish Statute Book. 18 June 2002. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Community Affairs (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002". Irish Statute Book. 25 June 2002. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Heritage (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002". Irish Statute Book. 10 July 2002. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  20. ^ "Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Powers and Functions) Act 2003". Irish Statute Book. 16 December 2003. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  21. ^ "Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007". Irish Statute Book. 9 July 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  22. ^ "Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2010". Irish Statute Book. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  23. ^ "Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2010". Irish Statute Book. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  24. ^ "Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  25. ^ "Irish Language, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  26. ^ "Social Inclusion (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  27. ^ "National Drugs Strategy (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  28. ^ "Inland Waterways and Waterways Ireland (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  29. ^ "Community Affairs (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  30. ^ "National Education Welfare Board (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  31. ^ "Irish Language, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  32. ^ "Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  33. ^ "Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  34. ^ "Child Care (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  35. ^ "Remand Centres and Children Detention Schools (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011". Irish Statute Book. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  36. ^ "Youth Justice (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2020". Irish Statute Book. 13 October 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  37. ^ "Disability, Equality, Human Rights, Integration and Reception (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2020". Irish Statute Book. 13 October 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  38. ^ "Children and Youth Affairs (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2020". Irish Statute Book. 13 October 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  39. ^ "Education Welfare (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2020". Irish Statute Book. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 15 December 2020.

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