16/2023 – Ministry Of Justice Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) and Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Services Funding

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 Ministry of Justice have made additional funds available to support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence through funding additional ISVAs & IDVAs for 2 years (2023/24 & 2024/25). Surrey was awarded funding for 2.5 FTE posts.

Applications for the Grant 


To award RASASC £39,602.50 for an additional ISVA.

East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS)

To award ESDAS £72,418.50 for an additional 1.5 FTE IDVA posts



The PCC supports the MOJ IDVA/ISVA additional funding and awards the following; 

  • £39,602.50 to RASASC for an additional ISVA
  • £72,418.50 to ESDAS for an additional 1.5 IDVAs

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval

I approve the recommendation(s):

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

Date: 16 August 2023

All decisions must be added to the decision register.

Areas of consideration


None to note

Financial implications

Reliant on continuation of Ministry of Justice funding


No legal implications


No risks

Equality and diversity

No implications

Risks to human rights

No risks