Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (578, 579, 580, 581, 582)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

578. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount of funding a group (details supplied) receives each year from Tusla through its membership of the new communities partnership; and the reason the funding is provided to the group. [7794/19]

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Clare Daly

Ceist:

579. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the legislation under which a group (details supplied) receives funding from Tusla. [7795/19]

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Clare Daly

Ceist:

580. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if Tusla has a service level agreement with an organisation (details supplied). [7796/19]

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Clare Daly

Ceist:

581. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if Tusla has a service level agreement directly with a group (details supplied); if so, the service provided by the group; and the persons or group for which the service is provided. [7797/19]

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Clare Daly

Ceist:

582. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the role of a person (details supplied) as trustee of a group has been approved by Tusla. [7799/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 578 to 582, inclusive, together.

Tusla has informed me that the New Communities Partnership does not fund the Venezuelan Community in Ireland group.

As the Venezuelan Community in Ireland group does not have a service level agreement with Tusla and does not receive funding from Tusla the question of the legislation does not apply.

In respect of the individual named by the Deputy in PQ 7799/19 is not employed by Tusla or the New Communities Partnership and is not a trustee of either organisation. The role of this individual as a trustee of a group has not been approved by Tusla.

In relation to the Deputy's question about a service level agreement with the New Communities Partnership Tusla does have a Service Level Agreement with this organisation. It is registered as a charitable organisation.

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency funds a range of community, voluntary and charitable organisations, under Part 8 of the Child and Family Agency Act, 2013, which provide services to vulnerable children and families.

Funding provided to organisations is governed by Service Level Agreements (SLA) which set out the resources to be provided and the outputs to be delivered. SLAs are signed off at the local service area level to ensure that services are provided to meet local needs.