Decision Log 045/2021 – Funding for the Provision of Victim Services

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey – Decision Making Record

Funding for the provision of victim services

Decision number: 045/2021

Author and Job Role: Damian Markland, Policy & Commissioning Lead for Victim Services

Protective Marking: Official

  • Summary

In October 2014, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) took on responsibility for commissioning support services for victims of crime, to help individuals cope and recover from their experiences. This paper sets out recent funding committed by the PCC in fulfilment of these duties.

  • Standard Funding Agreements

2.1 Service: IRIS Clinical Lead

Provider: East Surrey Domestic Abuse Service (ESDAS)

Grant: £8,840

Summary: The Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (“IRIS”) programme is a training and support programme which enables GPs to identify patients affected by domestic violence and abuse and refer them to specialist services, benefiting the patient and their children and saving NHS resources. In Surrey, ESDAS leads the delivery of the IRIS programme across the participating local authorities of Reigate and Banstead and Tandridge.

The IRIS programme relies on one Advocate Educator and one Clinical Lead who work in partnership with up to 17 GP practices. The Advocate Educator provides training to the practice teams, acts as their ongoing domestic abuse consultant and is the person to whom they directly refer patients for expert advocacy. The Clinical Lead, who is a practicing local GP, works in conjunction with them to engage with practices and co-deliver training. The Clinical Lead also attends the IRIS Steering Group meetings and works to ensure that the outcomes of the IRIS programme are met.

This funding agreement is to cover the costs of the Clinical Lead role from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2023, to support the ongoing IRIS programme.

Budget: Victim Fund 2021/22

3.0 Police and Crime Commissioner Approval

I approve the recommendations as detailed in Section 2 of this report.

Signature: Lisa Townsend (wet signature copy kept in OPCC)

Date: 11th November 2021

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