Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1678)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

1678. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated cost of ensuring each family resource centre has three full-time equivalent staff members. [35429/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency is responsible for the administration of the Family Resource Centre Programme.

I have allocated an additional €4.5m in funding for the Family Resource Centre Programme between 2018 and 2019. This allowed for increases in core funding for each centre, as well as the establishment of 11 new FRCs last year, bringing the total number of FRCs funded under the Programme to 121.

Each individual FRC has a Voluntary Board of Management, which is responsible for the recruitment of its employees and the terms and conditions under which they are employed.

As the Deputy's question refers to an operational matter for Tusla, I have requested Tusla to respond directly to the Deputy.