Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey – Decision Making Record
Report Title: Reducing Reoffending Fund (RRF) Application August 2021
Decision number: 041/2021
Author and Job Role: Craig Jones – Policy & Commissioning Lead for CJ
Protective Marking: OFFICIAL
For 2021/22 the Police and Crime Commissioner has made available £270,000 of funding to reduce reoffending in Surrey.
In August 2021 the following organisation submitted a new application to the RRF for consideration:
The Lucy Faithful Foundation – Inform Young People Programme – sum requested £4,737
Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s Inform Young People Programme is an educative programme for young people (aged 13-21) in trouble with the police, their school or college for inappropriate use of technology/the internet, including behaviour such as ‘sexting’ or accessing adult pornography, as well as possession/distribution of indecent images of children. The National Police Chiefs’ Council takes the position that it would rather not criminalise young people for internet related offences such as these, yet they need education and help to address and modify their behaviour. The Lucy Faithful Foundation have been running the Programme since 2013 following a successful pilot, after concerns were raised from young people, their parents, teachers and the police that there was no appropriate service available.
That the Police & Crime Commissioner awards the amounts requested to the above-mentioned organisation totalling £4,737
Police and Crime Commissioner Approval
I approve the recommendation(s):
Signature: DPCC Ellie Vesey-Thompson (wet copy kept in OPCC)
All decisions must be added to the decision register.
Areas of consideration
Consultation has taken place with appropriate lead officers depending on the application. All applications have been asked to supply evidence of any consultation and community engagement.
All applications have been asked to confirm the organisation hold accurate financial information. They are also asked to include the total costs of the project with breakdown where the money will be spent; any additional funding secured or applied for and plans for on-going funding. The reducing Reoffending Fund Decision Panel/criminal Justice policy officer considers the financial risks and opportunities when looking at each application.
Legal advice is taken on an application by application basis.
The Reducing Reoffending Fund Decision Panel and policy officers consider any risks in the allocation of funding. It is also part of the process to consider when refusing an application the service delivery risks if appropriate.
Equality and diversity
Each application will be requested to supply appropriate equality and diversity information as part of the monitoring requirements. All applicants are expected to adhere to the Equality Act 2010
Risks to human rights
Each application will be requested to supply appropriate human rights information as part of the monitoring requirements. All applicants are expected to adhere to the Human Rights Act.