Author and Job Role: Lucy Thomas, Commissioning & Policy Lead for Victim Services
Protective Marking: OFFICIAL
Police & Crime Commissioners have the statutory responsibility to provide services to support victims cope and recover. The Ministry of Justice made additional funds available to support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence and to fund additional Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) & Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) for 3 years (2022/23 – 2024/25). The below outlines the funding agreement for the second year of the funding in 2023/24.
Applications for the Grant
To award NHS England £25,000 for talking therapy for victims of rape and sexual assault
To award RASASC £15,655 for a counselling co-ordinator post to improve the efficiency of the service by providing a triage service and managing the waiting list.
YMCA DownsLink Group
- To award YMCA £23,839.92 for an early interventions’ worker to support children and young people, who will be identified by schools, youth clubs and statutory services as presenting as ‘at risk’ to CSE.
- To award YMCA £36,745.89 for a WiSE support worker
East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS)
- To award ESDAS £50,000 for a counselling and recovery service for children and adult survivors of domestic abuse to reduce the current waiting list.
- To award ESDAS £37,225 for a young persons’ IDVA
- To award ESDAS £137,736 for 4 x 0.65 FTE Children and Young Persons IDVAs
- To award ESDAS £46,359 for a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee Services IDVA
- To award ESDAS £162,464 for 4 x 0.65FTE IDVA Service Managers
- To award ESDAS £185,359 for their core IDVA provision (4 FTEs)
- To award ESDAS £34,434 for a LGBT+ IDVA
To award Hourglass £16,300 to provide tailored support to older victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum (SMEF)
To award SMEF £48,131 to provide an outreach support service to black and minority ethnic women at risk of domestic abuse.
Surrey & Borders Partnership Trust
- To award Surrey & Borders Partnership Trust £45,686.59 for an extension to their therapeutic interventions for victims of sexual violence.
- To award Surrey & Boarder Partnership Trust £66,138 for an additional STARS CISVA. STARS is a sexual trauma service which specialises in supporting and providing therapeutic interventions to children and young people who have suffered sexual trauma in Surrey. Currently the service supports children and young people up to age 18 years, this would be to extend the current age range for young people up to age 25 years who live in Surrey.
- To award Surrey & Borders Partnership £62,146 for an additional child ISVA.
- To award Your Sanctuary £11,000 to extend their specialist domestic abuse helpline
- To award Your Sanctuary £7,500 to support children in refuge services
Innovating Minds CIC
To award Innovating Minds CIC £20,000 to train the workforce within educational and/or community settings (i.e., pastoral staff, early help workers, victim support), to deliver the trauma-informed support to children that have been impacted by domestic abuse.
South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Service (SWSDA)
To award SWSDA £32,690 for a disabled survivors’ IDVA
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA)
To award Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse £12,852 for a specialist and expert one to one advocacy and peer support to individuals bereaved by suicide or unexplained death following domestic abuse in Surrey.
The PCC supports the MOJ DA SV & IDVA/ISVA service bids and awards the following;
- £25,000 to NHS England for Talking Therapies
- £15,655 to RASASC for a counselling co-ordinator
- £23,839.92 to YMCA DownsLink Group for an early intervention’s worker
- £36,745.89 to YMCA DownsLink Group for a WiSE CISVA
- £50,000 to ESDAS for adult and children’s counselling service
- £37,225 to ESDAS for a young persons’ IDVA
- £137,736 to ESDAS for Children and Young Persons IDVAs
- £46,359 to ESDAS for a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee Services IDVA
- £162,464 to ESDAS for IDVA Service Managers
- £185,359 to ESDAS for their core IDVA provision
- £34,434 to ESDAS for a LGBT+ IDVA
- £16,300 to Hourglass for a tailored support service for older victims of domestic abuse
- £48,131 to SMEF to provide a support service to black and minority ethnic women at risk of domestic abuse
- £45,686.59 to Surrey & Borders Partnership Trust to extend their therapeutic interventions
- £66,138 to Surrey & Borders Partnership Trust for a STARS CISVA
- £62,146 to Surrey & Borders Partnership for an additional Child ISVA
- £11,000 to Your Sanctuary to extend their helpline
- £7,500 to Your Sanctuary to support children in refuge services
- £20,000 to Innovating Minds CIC to deliver training on trauma informed support
- £32,690 to SWSDA Service for a disabled survivors’ IDVA
- £12,852 to AAFDA for advocacy and peer support
Police and Crime Commissioner Approval
I approve the recommendation(s):
Signature: Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend (wet signed copy held at PCC Office)
Date: 02 August 2023
All decisions must be added to the decision register.
Areas of consideration
None to note
Reliant on continuation of Ministry of Justice Funding
No legal implications
Equality and diversity
Risks to human rights