40/2023 – Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust Child Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (CISVA) funding

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

Protective Marking:  OFFICIAL

Police and Crime Commissioners have the statutory responsibility to provide services to support victims to cope and recover. Child Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (CISVAs) specialise in supporting and providing therapeutic interventions to children and young people who have suffered sexual trauma in Surrey.

Provide £130,000 in 2024/25 to fund two CISVAs through Surrey & Borders Partnership Foundation Trust

The Police and Crime Commissioner supports the recommendation and awards Surrey and Boarder Partnership £130,000 in 2024/25 from the Victims Fund.

I approve the recommendation(s):

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

Date: 12 January 2024

All decisions must be added to the decision register.



Financial implications

Continuation of the MOJ Victims’ Fund




Risk to the services being able to sustain delivery beyond the funding agreement period due to lack of sustainable funding