Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Domestic Violence Services

Photo of Thomas PringleThomas Pringle (Donegal, Independent)
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1144. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated full-year cost if the budget for domestic, sexual and gender-based violence services increased by 9%; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6517/20]

Photo of Katherine ZapponeKatherine Zappone (Dublin South West, Independent)
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Tusla, the Child and Family Agency provides funding and coordination supports to almost 60 organisations that deliver a range of services to victims of domestic, sexual and gender based violence (DSGBV) throughout the country.

In 2020, €25.3 million is being allocated to Tusla for DSGBV services.

To increase Tusla's funding for DSGBV services by 9% would therefore require an additional €2.3m, giving a full year cost of approximately €27.6m.


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