Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Questions (579)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

579. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of funding to be provided to a centre (details supplied) to cover services being provided in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11047/21]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Under the Child and Family Agency Act, 2013, Tusla, the Child and Family Agency has statutory responsibility for the care and protection of victims of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence (DSGBV). Tusla provides funding to some 60 organisations around the country that provide front line services to those who have experienced, or are currently experiencing DSGBV.

The details of a funding arrangement between Tusla and a third party, made via the contract of a Service Level Agreement (SLA), is an operational matter for Tusla. I have asked Tusla to respond directly to the Deputy on this matter.