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Budget for Child & Family Agency

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, gave details of the budget of the new Child & Family Support Agencies established earlier in the year (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th February 2014, 602-3), as follows:


Staff €235m

Foster care €110m

V&C grants* €100m

School completion €25m

FRCs** €21m

Educational welfare €3m

Legal costs €18m

Residential centres €90m

Total €602m

*Voluntary and community, including gender-based violence

**Family Resource Centres and associated national programmes