Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Questions (988)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

988. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the budget allocation to area based childhood, ABC, programmes in each of the years 2016 to 2019, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45860/18]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme is a prevention and early intervention initiative led by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). The programme was originally designed as a time-bound, co-funding arrangement between DCYA and The Atlantic Philanthropies (AP), from 2013 to 2016. The aim of the programme is to test and evaluate prevention and early intervention approaches in areas of disadvantage, to improve outcomes for children. The focus of the work under the ABC Programme covers, in the main: Child Health & Development; Children's Learning; Parenting; and Integrated Service Delivery.

The table below shows the budget allocations for each site. Under the original programme, ABC areas were allocated a three year budget (2013-2016). The programme was initially extended to 31st December 2017 and subsequently to 31st December 2018. In both 2017 and 2018, ABC areas were allocated annual budgets. These budget figures are inclusive of unspent funding carried forward from previous year(s).

Budget allocations for 2019 have yet to be finalised. This will be done in consultation between DCYA, Tusla, and the ABC areas.

ABC Area

Original Budget 2013-2016

2017

2018

2019

Tallaght West

€ 4,634,243

€1,487,598

€ 1,511,972

To Be Confirmed (TBC)

Ballymun

€ 5,500,000

€ 548,829

€ 565,575

TBC

Dublin Northside

€ 3,739,000

€ 981,720

€ 1,111,686

TBC

Dublin Docklands

€ 1,200,000

€ 604,100

€ 663,350

TBC

Ballyfermot

€ 750,000

€ 348,667

€ 431,537

TBC

Clondalkin

€ 1,128,099

€ 451,811

€ 463,419

TBC

Louth

€ 1,510,590

€ 641,678

€ 625,247

TBC

Limerick

€ 1,579,563

€ 880,206

€ 862,683

TBC

Knocknaheeny

€ 1,800,000

€ 773,475

€ 708,908

TBC

Bray

€ 838,000

€ 355,589

€ 308,630

TBC

Finglas

€ 1,212,410

€ 485,017

€ 485,014

TBC

Grangegorman

€ 940,826

€ 632,283

€ 959,142

TBC

Total

€24,832,731

€8,190,973

€ 8,697,163

TBC