Tusla issued 232 'school attendance notices' to parents last year.
Tusla has sent warning letters to nearly 3,000 parents in the past seven years, for not sending their children to school enough.
232 'school attendance notices' were issued last year, according to freedom of information figures.
They're sent if a child is absent from school for over 20 days in a year - without a valid reason.
It can result in court action against the parents - but independent Roscommon-Galway TD Denis Naughten believes their social welfare should be cut instead: