Department of Children and Youth Affairs
|Formed||2 June 1956|
|Headquarters||43–49 Mespil Road,|
Dublin 4, D04 YP52
The department is responsible for children and youth affairs.
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. Its functions were previously distributed among the Health Service Executive's Children & Family Services, the Family Support Agency, and the National Educational Welfare Board. The name Tusla is intended to invoke the Irish words tús "beginning" and lá "day".
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.
|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|
- "Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Organisation Structure, DCYA Organisation Structure July 2018". Retrieved October 2018
- "Child and Family Agency Act 2013". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
- "About Us". Tusla. Retrieved 27 February 2017.