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Family Resource Centres

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 3 June 2020

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Ceisteanna (989)

Charlie McConalogue

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989. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will consider allocating a family resource status to a centre (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8417/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is responsible for the administration of the Family Resource Centre (FRC) Programme.  Tusla has no current plans to expand the FRC Programme in 2020.

Should a new FRC application process be established, Tusla's local Area Managers will be made aware of the process.  Expressions of interest will be sought from community organisations. Tusla's criteria for such a process involves Local Area Commissioning planning in order to identify service delivery requirements based on population demographics, presenting and projected needs. Service inadequacies and gaps in service provision are also identified through Tusla’s Commissioning process.

I have requested that Tusla respond to you directly with regard to services in the area where the organisation concerned is based. Tusla will continue to work with community organisations to meet the needs of vulnerable children, families and communities.

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