Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (825)

Catherine Martin

Question:

825. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of women's refuge centres in each county; the number of the centres that have capacity for children; the number of the centres that are suitable for individuals with disabilities in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23865/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency provides funding and coordination supports to some 59 organisations that deliver a range of services to victims of domestic, sexual and gender based violence throughout the country.

In 2019, €25.3 million is being allocated to Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence services, an increase of €1.5 million over 2018.

I have requested Tusla to respond directly to the Deputy on the specific matters raised with regard to refuge centres for women.