Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey – Decision Making Record: Funding for the provision of victim services
Decision number: 038/2021
Author and Job Role: Damian Markland, Policy & Commissioning Lead for Victim Services
Protective Marking: Official
In October 2014, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) took on responsibility for commissioning support services for victims of crime, to help individuals cope and recover from their experiences. This paper sets out recent funding committed by the PCC in fulfilment of these duties.
Standard Funding Agreements
Service: Mental Health ISVA
Summary: This funding will support the provision of a full-time Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) during 2021/22, which specialises in supporting survivors, age 13 and above, of rape and sexual abuse who also suffer from mental illness. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner recognises the importance of this service and has committed to provide funding to support delivery during 2021/22. This funding has been provided on the understanding that RASASC will find an alternative source of funding to sustain the post on a longer-term basis.
Budget: OPCC Coronavirus Support Fund
Service: Therapy Groups
Summary: This funding will provide one new 20-week programme of therapy groups, targeted specifically for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The intention of the group is to build resilience. The group will run for 20 sessions and will be supported by trained facilitators.
Budget: MoJ Critical Support Fund / Victim Fund 2021/22.
3.0 Police and Crime Commissioner Approval
I approve the recommendations as detailed in Section 2 of this report.
Signature: Lisa Townsend
Date: 27 August 2021
(All decisions must be added to the decision register.)