35/2023 – Ministry Of Justice Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) and Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Services Funding

Author and Job Role: Lucy Thomas, Commissioning & Policy Lead for Victim Services

Protective Marking:  OFFICIAL

Police & Crime Commissioners have the statutory responsibility to provide services to support victims cope and recover. The Ministry of Justice have made additional funds available to support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence through funding additional ISVAs & IDVAs. Surrey was awarded funding from February 2024 to the end of March 2025 for an additional 1.5 FTE IDVAs.

East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS)

  • To award ESDAS £28,167.13 during the financial year 2023/24
  • To award ESDAS £74,952 in 2024/25

The PCC supports the MOJ IDVA/ISVA additional funding and awards the following to ESDAS; 

  • £28,167.13 in 2023/24
  • £74,952 in 2024/25

I approve the recommendation(s):

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

Date: 09 January 2024

All decisions must be added to the decision register.


None to note

Financial implications

Reliant on continuation of Ministry of Justice funding


No legal implications


No risks

Equality and diversity

No implications

Risks to human rights

No risks