Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1679)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

1679. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of family resource centres in operation in 2008; and the amount of funding provided to each family resource centre in 2008, in tabular form. [35430/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

In 2008, funding to the Family Resource Centre (FRC) Programme was provided by the Family Support Agency (FSA), which was under the aegis of the former Department of Social and Family Affairs. Responsibility for the FSA transferred to the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs in 2010 and then to my Department when it was established in 2011. The FSA was dissolved in 2014, and its constituent programmes, including the FRC Programme, were transferred to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency in 2014, under the Child and Family Agency Act, 2013.

The Deputy’s question refers to the operation of the FRC Programme in 2008, and the distribution of funding to individual centres. I have asked Tusla to respond to the Deputy directly on this matter.