For Written Answer on : 13/12/2022
Question Number(s): 441 Question Reference(s): 61819/22
Department: Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Children; Equality; Disability; Integration and Youth the role of the Family Resource Centre National Forum; the membership of same; the number of times that the Forum has convened to date in 2022; the decisions and or actions taken by the Forum in 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
As Tusla’s funding for Family Resource Centres and related activities is an operational matter for Tusla, I have referred this question to Tusla for direct response to the Deputy on the nature and extent of its support for the National Forum.
I understand that the Family Resource Centre National Forum (FRCNF) is the national coordinating body for the Family Resource Centres in Ireland. As a representative body, the FRCNF provide information, support, networking and training opportunities for FRCs. The FRCNF works in partnership with funders, like Tusla and with a variety of Government Departments and agencies to develop the work of Family Resource Centres around the country using the Life Cycle approach.
The Deputy may wish to contact the Forum directly at www.familyresource.ie for the operational details requested.