Statement on the examination and proposed investigation of HSE Homelessness Service provision to children who are homeless and accommodated under Section 5 of the Child Care Act and those in the care of the HSE accessing homeless services

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316606
Title:
Statement on the examination and proposed investigation of HSE Homelessness Service provision to children who are homeless and accommodated under Section 5 of the Child Care Act and those in the care of the HSE accessing homeless services
Authors:
Ombudsman for Children Office (OCO)
Citation:
Ombudsman for Children Office. Statement on the examination and proposed investigation of HSE Homelessness Service provision to children who are homeless and accommodated under Section 5 of the Child Care Act and those in the care of the HSE accessing homeless services. Dublin: Ombudsman for Children Office; 2014
Publisher:
Ombudsman for Children Office (OCO)
Issue Date:
Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316606
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Over the past number of years the Office has received and examined complaints on an individual basis in which issues were raised regarding homeless service provision for children by the HSE. This includes children already in the care of the State (voluntary care or on a Care Order) who were accessing homelessness services following placement breakdown and those accommodated under Section 5 of the Child Care Act 1991 (deemed to be homeless, but not in the care of the HSE). Section 5 of the Child Care Act states that: Where it appears to a health board that a child in its area is homeless, the board shall enquire into the child’s circumstances, and if the board is satisfied that there is no accommodation available to him which he can reasonably occupy, then, unless the child is received into the care of the board under the provisions of this Act, the board shall take such steps as are reasonable to make available suitable accommodation for him.
Keywords:
CHILD IN CARE; HOMELESSNESS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOmbudsman for Children Office (OCO)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-07T11:59:58Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-07T11:59:58Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-
dc.identifier.citationOmbudsman for Children Office. Statement on the examination and proposed investigation of HSE Homelessness Service provision to children who are homeless and accommodated under Section 5 of the Child Care Act and those in the care of the HSE accessing homeless services. Dublin: Ombudsman for Children Office; 2014en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/316606-
dc.descriptionOver the past number of years the Office has received and examined complaints on an individual basis in which issues were raised regarding homeless service provision for children by the HSE. This includes children already in the care of the State (voluntary care or on a Care Order) who were accessing homelessness services following placement breakdown and those accommodated under Section 5 of the Child Care Act 1991 (deemed to be homeless, but not in the care of the HSE). Section 5 of the Child Care Act states that: Where it appears to a health board that a child in its area is homeless, the board shall enquire into the child’s circumstances, and if the board is satisfied that there is no accommodation available to him which he can reasonably occupy, then, unless the child is received into the care of the board under the provisions of this Act, the board shall take such steps as are reasonable to make available suitable accommodation for him.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOmbudsman for Children Office (OCO)en_GB
dc.subjectCHILD IN CAREen_GB
dc.subjectHOMELESSNESSen_GB
dc.titleStatement on the examination and proposed investigation of HSE Homelessness Service provision to children who are homeless and accommodated under Section 5 of the Child Care Act and those in the care of the HSE accessing homeless servicesen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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