Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Domestic Violence Refuges Provision
1089. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of adults and children that accessed Tusla funded domestic violence refuge accommodation to date in 2020; the average length of time families spent in such accommodation; and the number of beds available on any given night in 2020. [3266/20]
Tusla, the Child and Family Agency provides funding and coordination supports to some 59 organisations that deliver a range of services for victims of domestic, sexual and gender based violence throughout the country.
With regard to statistics relating to the use of Tusla-funded emergency domestic violence accommodation, Tusla has advised that data is collected retrospectively. The Department's understanding is that data for 2020 is not yet available.
I have requested Tusla to respond directly to the Deputy with regard to any further information required on this matter.