Written answers

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Department of Health and Children

Child Abuse

8:00 am

Photo of Jim McDaidJim McDaid (Donegal North East, Independent)
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Question 173: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the number of support groups that have been created in the past ten years dealing with victims of child sexual abuse and the names of these groups that have received State funding. [26260/10]

Photo of Jim McDaidJim McDaid (Donegal North East, Independent)
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Question 174: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the amount of State and church funding that has been allocated to each of the support groups in the area of child sexual abuse in the past ten years in view of the fact that as they are registered charities, accounts should be available to include State and church funding. [26261/10]

Photo of Barry AndrewsBarry Andrews (Minister of State with special responsibility for Children and Young People, Department of Health and Children; Minister of State, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform; Minister of State, Department of Education and Science; Dún Laoghaire, Fianna Fail)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 173 and 174 together.

I do not have specific details available regarding the number of support groups established in the past 10 years dealing with victims of child sexual abuse. Prior to the establishment of the HSE in 2005, the Department allocated certain funding to support groups. This information is being compiled and will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as possible, together with details of any relevant grants approved since 2000 from National Lottery proceeds. My Department has asked the HSE to reply to the Deputy with regard to grant funding since 2005. The Department does not hold the requested information regarding Church funding allocated.

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