26/2023 – Community Safety Fund 2023/24

Author and Job Role: Sarah Haywood, Serious Violence Programme Lead 

Protective Marking:  OFFICIAL 

Executive Summary: 

Engage Surrey seeks to provide a relationship-based prevention and intervention to children at the point of arrest where it is proven that children and families have a ‘teachable, reachable moment’. The Engage team, based within the Youth Justice Team will offer a duty system to cover 10am – 10pm at Guildford custody suite as an active research approach to understanding and evaluating the impact of meeting every child detained in the custody.  

Applications for the Grant   

Funding is sought to deliver a 6 month pilot at a single (Guildford) Police Custody Suite offering a duty rota of youth work practitioners (supported by a duty manager) available to offer an engagement within the custody suite at the point of arrest between 10.00 and 22.00 hours. Trained practitioners, located in or close to the Guildford custody suite, will have the flexibility to ensure a rapid response to all the children detained at the Guildford suite.  

2023/24 Funding – £20,000 


The PCC supports the recommended allocation of the Community Safety Fund in Surrey and awards the following;  

  • £20,000 to Surrey County Council’s Youth Justice Team in 2023/24 

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval 

I approve the recommendation(s): 

Signature: Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend (wet signed copy held at PCC Office)

Date:  10 October 2023

All decisions must be added to the decision register. 

Areas of consideration 



Financial implications 

Funded using allocation from the Serious Violence Duty Fund  




Risk to the services being able to sustain delivery beyond the funding agreement period.  

Equality and diversity 

No implications 

Risks to human rights 

No risks