Written answers

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Child and Family Agency Funding

Photo of Anne RabbitteAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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276. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding provided to Tusla for 2020 by programme area. [43955/19]

Photo of Katherine ZapponeKatherine Zappone (Dublin South West, Independent)
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As the Deputy will be aware, I announced a significant increase in the funding allocation to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency for 2020. Tusla will have available to it some €814 million in funding, representing an increase of 3.8% over 2019.

This funding will allow Tusla to:

- meet increasing demand for existing services and continue to improve overall service performance,

- continue the progress made to reduce the number of children awaiting the allocation of a social worker, and

- address significant cost pressures being experienced in residential care.  

The process of allocating funding within specific programme areas has yet to be concluded. The precise level of funding to be  allocated to each programme area will be outlined in the Revised Estimates for Public Services 2020 volume, to be published later this year.


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