Decision 39/2022 – I Choose Freedom: In-refuge children support worker

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

Protective Marking:  OFFICIAL

Executive Summary:

Police & Crime Commissioners have the statutory responsibility to provide services to support victims cope and recover.


The funding is for a children’s therapeutic support worker and children play workers to support children who are in refuge services and have experienced domestic abuse to help them understand that the abuse was not their fault. The children (and their mums) are given the tools to enable them to successfully make the transition from refuge to safe, independent living within the community.


The grant of £19,394 is awarded to I Choose Freedom for a child support worker

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval

I approve the recommendation(s):

Signature: Lisa Townsend, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey (wet signed copy held in Office)

Date: 11th November 2022

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Areas of consideration

Financial implications

No implications


No Legal implications


No Risks

Equality and diversity

No implications

Risks to human rights

No Risks