HSE in Donegal reducing pre-school grants for disabled children – DCCC

DCCC

 

The Donegal County Childcare Committee has claimed the HSE in Donegal is removing some Special Needs Assistants grants, which means children with disabilities may not be able to attend mainstream pre-school services in September.

The committee is suggesting the HSE locally seems to have gone against a directive from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs that all existing HSE supports should be retained whilst a new programme is introduced over the next 3 years.

Avril McMonagle, the County Childcare Manager says if the deicion is not reversed, vulnerable children in Donegal may not be able to attend mainstream pre-schools at all.

She added that this issue appears to be limited to Donegal............