Decision 55/2022 – Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls and Supporting Children – What Works Fund

Author and Job Role: Lucy Thomas; Policy and Commissioning Lead for Victims’ Services

Protective Marking:  OFFICIAL

Executive summary

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey successfully secured £980,295 through a bid to Home Office What Works Fund. This funding will be used to conduct activity aimed at preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG) and supporting children.


The Home Office awarded the maximum value of up to £980,295, commencing 01 October 2022 through to 30 March 2025 to deliver two projects. The first is a specialist training programme for personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) teachers, which will be offered to every school in Surrey. The additional training will enable teachers to support students and reduce their risk of becoming either a victim or an abuser in the future. The second project will be a wider communications campaign aimed at children to complement and support the PSHE teacher training.


  • Award Surrey Domestic Abuse Partnership £99,218 in 2022/23 to fund VAWG Prevention and Engagement Workers.  
  • Award the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) £26,935 in 2022/23 to increase their rape and sexual abuse support service provision.
  • Award Surrey Police £60,000 in 2022/23 for the communications campaign

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval

I approve the recommendation(s):

Signature: Lisa Townsend, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey (Wet signed copy held at PCC Office)

Date: 31 January 2023

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Areas of consideration

Financial implications

No Implication


No legal Implications


No Risks

Equality and diversity

No implications

Risks to human rights

No risks.