46/2023 – Serious Violence Duty Fund 2024/25: Public Health Analytical Lead

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

Protective Marking:  OFFICIAL

In April 2023 the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey was issued a grant to support the named specified authorities under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 to deliver the Serious Violence Duty. The Duty requires specified authorities for a local government area to work together and plan to prevent and reduce serious violence, including identifying the kinds of serious violence that occur in the area, the causes of that violence (so far as it is possible to do so), and to prepare and implement a strategy for preventing, and reducing serious violence in the area. The Duty also requires the specified authorities to consult educational, prison and youth custody authorities4 for the area in the preparation of their strategy.

The funding awarded for 2024/25 totalled £546,830.47 and 24/25 labour costs: £211,864.69, non-labour costs: £334,965.78. The early delivery plan for 2024/25 was presented and agreed by the Surrey Serious Violence Reduction Partnership which has representatives from the specified and relevant authorities. This decision note formally recognises that agreement and the funding split.

Serious Violence Labour Grant:

The labour grant has been awarded specifically to support partners in developing their response to the Duty. The following funding has been committed against officer time in delivering the needs assessment and strategy. All the posts funded using the serious violence duty grant will be fixed until March 2025:

Serious Violence Programme lead (year 2)£62,416.00
Public Health Analytical Support£52,000

The PCC supports the recommended allocation of the Serious Violence Duty labour fund in Surrey and awards the following;

  • £62,416 to the Local Policing Body for the recruitment of a Serious Violence Programme Lead
  • £52,000 to Surrey County Council Public Health for the recruitment of an analyst to support the serious violence and combatting drugs partnerships

I approve the recommendation(s):

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

Date: 01 February 2024

All decisions must be added to the decision register.


The recommendations in this report have been agreed by the Serious Violence Reduction Partnership, Community Safety Partnerships and the local Serious Violence Operational Group which consists of all the specified and relevant authorities as named in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.

Financial implications

Funded using allocation from the Serious Violence Duty Fund


The Local Policing Body have followed the legal and financial requirements as set out in the Serious Violence Duty Grant from the Home Office.


The Serious Violence Duty Operational Group has a risk register which keeps track of the risks and challenges associated with delivering the duty and the projects connected to the funding.

Equality and diversity

Each deliverable has considered the equality and diversity implications. An equality impact assessment will be completed for the Serious Violence Reduction partnership by the end of the financial year.

Risks to human rights

No risks.