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Written Answers - Child Care Services

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 132. Deputy Gerry Adams Information on Gerry Adams Zoom on Gerry Adams  asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  her plans to [338]provide supports for transgender children; if she has met with the Department of Health on this matter. [23953/12]

 133.  Deputy Brian Stanley Information on Brian Stanley Zoom on Brian Stanley  asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  her plans to provide supports for lesbian, gay and bisexual children; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23954/12]

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald I propose to take Questions Nos. 132 and 133 together.

It is not clear from the questions what supports are being referred to and responsibility for dealing with supports for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people is likely to fall to a number of Departments. Within my Department, the Youth Affairs Unit of my Department funds BeLonGTo, a voluntary organisation working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. In 2012 the funding allocated to BeLonGTo is €98,437.


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