Thursday, 16 December 2021
Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
461. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the details of the capital grants for the provision of domestic violence and abuse refuges between 1 December 2020 and 30 November 2021 as a percentage of Tusla’s annual budget on domestic violence and abuse services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62806/21]
The response to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence (DSGBV) is a cross Departmental and multi-agency issue with overall policy coordinated by the Department of Justice.
Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has statutory responsibility for the care and protection of victims of DSGBV under the Child and Family Agency Act 2013. In 2021, I allocated €30m to Tusla specifically to support DSGBV services throughout the country.
My Department does not provide capital grants for the provision of domestic violence and abuse refuges. Capital funding for approved housing bodies, including services that provide refuge accommodation for victims of DSGBV, is provided by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.