Budget 2021 Analysis - What does it mean for Children and Young People?

Published date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

A budget like no other. Despite being the biggest budget in our history, Budget 2021 is planned to prevent further fallout from the impact of Covid-19 rather than an ambitious plan for significant changes in public services. While it does not reach the levels of investment we were looking for, Budget 2021 does include some critical investments in Tusla – the Child and Family Agency, youth services and mental health services that will enable them to meet the increased demand from young people during this pandemic.