Author and Job Role: Lucy Thomas, Commissioning & Policy Lead for Victim Services
Protective Marking: OFFICIAL
The Police & Crime Commissioner for Surrey is responsible for commissioning services that support victims of crime, improve community safety, tackle child exploitation, and prevent reoffending. For the financial year 2023/24 the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner used a proportion of locally derived funding to support the delivery of local services. The below details recommendations for funding local victims’ services.
Applications for the Grant
To award Your Sanctuary £5,645 to fund a refuge children’s play worker for 9 months to support children housed in refuge.
I Choose Freedom
To award I Choose Freedom £14,545.50 to fund a refuge children’s play worker for 9 months to support children housed in refuge.
Justice and Care
To award Justice and Care £37,009.50 to fund a modern-day slavery navigator to be embedded within Surrey Police’s modern slavery team.
Surrey and Borders Partnership
To award Surrey and Borders Partnership £45,686.59 to extend their therapeutic interventions
Surrey Domestic Abuse Partnership
- To award East Surrey Domestic Abuse Service (ESDAS) £84,000 for dedicated Police Advocate posts for East and West Surrey
- To award North Surrey Domestic Abuse Service (NSDAS) £42,000 for a dedicated Police Advocate for North Surrey
Surrey Police, Victim and Witness Care Unit (VWCU)
- To award the Surrey Police Victim & Witness Care Unit £52,610.85 to increase their capacity for 2 years
- To award the Surrey Police Victims & Witness Care Unit £20,250 to fund a Children and Young Persons’ caseworker
The PCC supports the use of the PCC Fund to support victims services and awards the following;
- £5,645 to Your Sanctuary for a children’s play worker
- £14,545.50 to I Choose Freedom to fund a refuge children’s play worker
- £37,009.50 to Justice and Care to fund a modern-day slavery navigator
- £45,686.59 to Surrey & Borders Partnership Trust to extend their therapeutic interventions
- £84,000 to ESDAS for dedicated Police Advocate posts
- £42,000 to NSDAS for a dedicated Police Advocate for North Surrey
- £52,610.85 to VWCU for increase their capacity to meet demand
- £20,250 to VWCU to fund a child and young person’s caseworker
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
Sustainability of services beyond funding agreement period
No Legal implications
Equality and diversity
Risks to human rights