Barnardos in Carlow has benefitted from the lions share of funding for child sexual abuse services, announced by the government today.
In total €200,000 funding has been awarded to services nationwide, but only two services in the South-East have received extra help under two separate funds.
€20,000 has gone to Barnardos Carlow, to support the development and delivery of a Level 8 module in "Understanding and Responding to Domestic Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Abuse". The course provides a professional development opportunity for those working to support children, young people and families who may have experienced domestic abuse.
An additional €1,280 has been awarded to Newpark Close Community Family Resource Centre in Kilkenny towards training staff in the Parents Plus Adolescents Programme.
By providing this programme, the organisation will support more families, and parents will have the support of peers with whom they can share their knowledge and experiences.
The funding is being provided through two funds, making use of dormant account funds, the What Works Training Fundand the Children and Youth Digital Solutions Fund.