Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (602)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

602. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of refuge places available in Tusla funded accommodation in each of the years 2013 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [21547/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Under the Child and Family Agency Act, 2013, Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has statutory responsibility for the provision of care and protection to victims of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence (DSGBV).  In discharging its statutory responsibility, Tusla supports 59 organisations nationally that deliver a range of services to victims of domestic, sexual and gender based violence.

Prior to the establishment of Tusla 1 January, 2014, the Health Service Executive (HSE) provided funding to domestic violence services.

I have asked Tusla to respond directly to the Deputy in relation to the number of refuge places available in Tusla funded accommodation in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019.