Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (417)

Michael McGrath

Question:

417. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on the upgrade of a family support centre (details supplied) to the designation of family resource centre; the process involved in securing this designation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53519/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency administers the Family Resource Centre (FRC) Programme. Applications to the programme are an operational matter for Tusla.

The additional funding for FRCs secured in Budget 2019 will be retained in 2020, ensuring that overall funding for the FRC Programme will remain at €18 million. This funding will be used to ensure that FRC budgets are maintained, and that resourcing is provided for the employment of the additional Family Support Workers secured in 2019.

I have requested Tusla to respond to you directly on this matter.