Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Ceisteanna (175)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

175. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding provided to centres (details supplied) in each of the past four years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25745/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has statutory responsibility for the provision of care and protection to victims of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.Services provided include emergency refuge and support services for individuals and families fleeing domestic violence, community-based domestic violence support services, as well as 16 rape crisis centres around the country.

Table 1 provides information on the annual allocation of funds to rape crisis centres from 2015 to 2018.

Allocation of funds to rape crisis centres for years 2015 - 2018.

Organisation

2015

2016

2017

2018

Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre

€142,051

€142,000

€168,500

€177,000

Rape Crisis Midwest

€346,400

€346,400

€361,400

€376,400

Mayo Rape Crisis Centre

€168,400

€168,400

€188,400

€188,400

Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

€208,000

€208,000

€214,000

€220,000

Wexford Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Crisis Service

€210,800

€210,800

€216,900

€214,300

Galway Rape Crisis Centre

€333,000

€363,000

€400,805

€373,000

Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre - Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan

€168,300

€168,300

€184,300

€200,300

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

€1,043,257

€1,087,892

€1,141,627

€1,157,362

Rape Crisis North East

€138,110

€159,110

€169,110

€179,110

Carlow and South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre

€164,299

€163,500

€165,500

€163,500

Waterford Rape Crisis Centre

€240,200

€240,200

€240,200

€240,200

Tipperary Rape Crisis and Counselling Centre

€166,100

€166,100

€170,100

€166,100

Athlone Midland Rape Crisis Centre

€107,081

€106,300

€113,100

€110,500

Tullamore Rape Crisis Centre

€81,954

€84,300

€116,900

€114,300

Sexual Violence Centre Cork

€290,500

€290,500

€290,500

€290,500

Kilkenny Rape Crisis Centre

€175,397

€174,900

€179,500

€174,900

The following points should be noted when examining the data provided:

- The funding total for 2018 refers to the allocation of funds for the organisation in question in Tusla's budget for domestic, sexual and gender-based violence services. It is possible that the total monies provided to a service in 2018 may vary from the initial allocation, depending on service demands.

- The figures for the years 2015 to 2017 include some once-off payments made to services for service-related reasons.

At present, I am not in a position to advise on the level of funding that will be available for services next year. This issue will be clarified in the context of the 2019 Estimates process, and having regard to the overall level of funding available to Tusla next year. However, I can assure the Deputy that domestic, sexual and gender-based violence services are a priority for me.

It is important that the needs of victims and survivors of domestic violence are met in the best way possible, with due attention to the quality, accessibility, and outcome of services.