Following the appointment of Mr. Roderic O’Gorman TD as Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and in accordance with the Public Service Management Act 1997, we are developing a new Statement of Strategy for the period 2021-2023.
The Department continues to have wide responsibility for policy, legislation and services in respect of children and young people. In addition, a number of new functions have transferred to the Department from the Department of Justice and Equality, with effect from 14 October as follows:
Migrant Integration Policy
Traveller and Roma Inclusion Policy
LGBTI+ Inclusion Policy
Work-Life Balance and Supports for Working Parents and Caring Responsibility
Funding Streams Associated with Policy Work Transferring
The following work streams also now come under our Department’s remit:
Integration Service Delivery
Magdalen Restorative Justice
International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) and International Protection Procurement Service (IPPS)
A small number of existing functions have transferred from the Department as follows:
Bail Supervision Scheme
Research Evidence into Practice Project (REPP)
Legislation: Alternative Sentencing
Our Strategy will be informed by the Programme for Government, key Government priorities, policy frameworks and other significant issues, and will set out our high-level goals for the period 2021-2023.
The Statement of Strategy will define our vision, mission and goals for that period, as we look to build upon the progress made on our last Statement of Strategy 2016 – 2019. It will set out our high-level goals as well as the strategies and high-level actions to be progressed to achieve our mission.
In order to assist you in your considerations, please note the following document:
Department of Children and Youth Affairs Statement of Strategy 2016 – 2019 (English & Irish version)