Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (419)

Catherine Connolly


419. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated cost in 2020 if the budget for domestic, sexual and gender-based violence services increased by 10%; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40918/19]

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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 (DSGBV) throughout the country.

In 2019, €25.3 million is being allocated to Tusla for DSGBV services, an increase of €1.5 million over 2018.

The estimated cost to increase Tusla's funding for DSGBV services by 10% in 2020 would be €2.53m.