Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes

Justice written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) how much funding from receipts from the victims surcharge was awarded to charitable and voluntary groups who work with victims of domestic violence and domestic abuse in 2007-08;

(2) which charitable and voluntary groups that work with victims of domestic violence and domestic abuse received funding from the receipts from the victims surcharge in 2007-08; and how much each received.

Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice

The following table shows the total amount and which groups, with individual amounts, received funding from the victims surcharge for work with victims of domestic violence and domestic abuse in 2007-8.

The table gives details of the grants. In the main this is to Independent Domestic Violence Adviser Services which support the Specialist Domestic Violence Courts (SDVCs). Seed-funding grants are given to each group subject to confirmation of match funding locally. Continued funding is dependent upon satisfactory reports on performance.

In a full year the surcharge will raise £16 million of new money. All this money is going directly towards better services for victims of crime and witnesses. These include £3 million for witness care units, £3 million for independent domestic violence advisers and £8 million for other support services for victims, the details of which will be announced shortly. £1,250,000 will be allocated to organisations helping victims of sexual violence, and another £750,000 will be allocated to organisations helping victims of other types of crime.

Independent Domestic Violence Adviser Services supporting specialist domestic violence courts (SDVCs) Seed-funding grants to each group subject to confirmation of match funding locally, 2007-08
Government Office Region (£)
London Region
Advance (Hammersmith and Fulham); 20,000
Women's Trust IDVA Service (Kensington and Chelsea) 20,000
Croydon Women's Aid - Croydon SDVC 20,000
London Domestic Violence Co-Ordinating Group (for division) 120,000
Victim Support - Brent SDVC 20,000
Eastern Region:
Bedfordshire IDA Advisors 20,000
Cambridgeshire IDV Advocacy Service - Huntingdon 20,000
Essex Probation Service - Essex SDVC 40,000
Leeway Women's Aid - Norwich SDVC 20,000
Luton Independent IDA Advisors 20,000
Peterborough City Council - Peterborough SDVC 20,000
Suffolk County Council - Ipswich SDVC 20,000
Sunflower Centre - Watford 20,000
East Midlands Region:
Derby CSP - Derby SDVC 20,000
Leicester DVIRP - Loughborough 20,000
Lincoln Women's Aid - West Lines, Lincoln and Grantham 20,000
Mansfield and Ashfield Women's Aid - Mansfield 20,000
Multi agency IDVA service - Chesterfield 20,000
Northampton and Northern Sunflower Centres - Northants 30,000
Women's Aid Advice Centre - Nottingham SDVC 20,000
West Midlands Region:
Arch N Staffs - N Staffs SDVC 20,000
Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid - Birmingham and Solihull SDVCs 60,000
Coventry Haven - Coventry SDVC 20,000
Shropshire IDVA Service - Shrewsbury, N Shrops, Oswestry 20,000
SOADA - Sandwell SDVC 20,000
Stafford Women's Aid - Cannock Stafford SDVCs 20,000
Stonham - Bromsgrove and Redditch, S Worcs, Kidderminster SDVC 40,000
Stonham -SE Staffs (Burton) SDVC 20,000
Telford IDVA - Telford 20,000
Victim Support - Dudley SDVC 20,000
Walsall DV Forum - Walsall SDVC 30,000
Wolverhampton DV Forum - Wolverhampton SDVC 20,000
Yorkshire and Humberside Region:
Calderdale DV Forum - Calderdale 20,000
DV Services Keighley - Bingley/Bradford 20,000
ER Yorks Council/DVAP - East Riding SDVC 20,000
HALT - Leeds SDVC 40,000
Hull City Council/DA Partnership - Hull SDVC 20,000
Its My Right and Scunthorpe Rape Crisis - Scunthorpe, Grimsby (and Cleethorpes) 40,000
N Yorks Victim Support - Scarborough and Ryedale SDVC 20,000
Rotherham Women's Aid - Rotherham 20,000
Safer Doncaster Partnership - Doncaster SDVC 20,000
Safe@Home - Wakefield 20,000
Service TBC - York and Selby 20,000
Sheffield DA Forum - Sheffield SDVC 20,000
Victim Support - Barnsley 20,000
South East Region: 20,000
Berkshire Women's Aid (Reading, Newbury, Maidenhead) 40,000
Brighton and Hove IDVA Service 20,000
County Council Community Safety DV Team (West Sussex: Worthing, Crawley) 30,000
CRI Domestic Abuse Service (East Sussex: Hastings, Eastbourne, Lewes and Crowborough) 30,000
Early Intervention Project - Portsmouth SDVC 20,000
East Berkshire Women's Aid (High Wycombe, Maidenhead) 40,000
Island Women's Refuge (Isle of Wight) 20,000
Milton Keynes Women's Aid 20,000
Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse (N Oxford - Banbury, Oxford) 30,000
Refuge Kent DV Advocacy Service (Kent: Canterbury, Shepway, Ashford, Dover, Thanet) 80,000
Southampton IDVA Service 35,000
Victim Support Hampshire and Isle of Wight - NW Hants (Andover) SDVC 20,000
Victim Support, NE Hants (Alton) SDVC 20,000
South West Region:
Bristol DA IDVA Consortium - Bristol 20,000
Exeter Women's Aid - Exeter SDVC 20,000
Family Matters - E Dorset (Bournemouth and Poole) SDVC; W Dorset (Weymouth) SDVC 40,000
Gloucs DV Support and Advocacy Project - Cheltenham SDVC 20,000
IDVA Service - E and mid-West Cornwall (Bodmin and Truro) 20,000
N Devon Women's Aid - Barnstable 20,000
Plymouth Women's Aid - Plymouth SDVC 20,000
S Devon Women's Aid - Torbay 20,000
Service TBC - North Somerset 20,000
Somerset Change - Sedgemoor (Bridgewater) and S Somerset (Yeovil) SDVC 40,000
Southside Family Project - Bath SW Region 20,000
Survive - N Avon (Yate) SDVC 20,000
Victim Support Wilts - Chippenham and Swindon 40,000
North East Region:
County Durham and Darlington - Durham SDVC 20,000
My Sisters Place - Teeside (Cleveland) SDVC 20,000
North Tees Women's Aid (Stockton) 20,000
Wearside Women in Need - Sunderland 20,000
North West Region:
Blackburn and Darwen District Women's Aid - Blackburn with Darwen SDVC 20,000
Blackpool and Fylde IDVA Service 20,000
Blackpool Advocacy Service - Blackpool and Fylde 20,000
Cheshire County Council - Chester SDVC 20,000
Chorley and S Ribble Service 20,000
Community Safety Team - Wirral SDVC 20,000
DV Family Safety Unit, Crewe Eastern Cheshire 20,000
IDV Advocacy Service - Manchester 20,000
Impact Housing Association - Carlisle SDVC 20,000
Knowsley DV Support Service - Knowsley SDVC 20,000
Lancaster and District Women's Aid 20,000
MAPS Team - Burnley (Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale) SDVC 20,000
Preston Independent DA Service 20,000
Salford Women's Aid - Salford SDVC 20,000
Service TBC - Sefton SDVC 20,000
Star Centre - Rossendale (Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale) SDVC 20,000
The Relationship Centre - Halton SDVC 20,000
Victim Support, West (Workington and Whitehaven) and South Cumbria, (Barrow and Kendal) 20,000
Warrington DA Support Services 20,000
WAVE - Wigan SDVC 20,000
Worst Kept Secret - Liverpool SDVC 20,000
Wales Region:
Bridgend Women's Aid - Bridgend SDVC 40,000
Caerphilly CBC, Blaenau Gwent DA Service - Caerphilly SDVC 20,000
Cardiff Women's Safety Unit - Cardiff SDVC 20,000
Carmarthenshire IDAA Service - Llanelli 20,000
DA Resource Team - Merthyr Tydfil 20,000
Monmouthshire County Council - Gwent (Cwmbran) SDVC 20,000
Neath Women's Aid - Neath Port Talbot SDVC 20,000
Newport City Council - Gwent (Newport) SDVC 20,000
Pontypridd Safety Unit - Rhondda Cynon Taff SDVC 20,000
Service TBC - Barry, Vale of Glamorgan 20,000
Swansea Women's Aid / BAWSO - Swansea SDVC 20,000
Tai Hafan - Pembrokeshire - Haverford west SDVC 20,000
Tai Hafan - Wrexham SDVC 20,000
Torfaen County Borough Council - Gwent (Torfaen) SDVC 20,000
Women's Aid and Cymdeithas Tai Hafan - Llandudno/Prestatyn 20,000
Total: 2,955,138
Victims Fund: Sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse( 1)
Women's Support Network 28,038
Eva Women's Aid (Redcar and Cleveland Women's Aid) 41,724
Womankind (Bristol Women's Therapy Centre) 41,202
Grimsby and Scunthorpe Rape Crisis 49,146
Sexual and Domestic Abuse and Rape Advice Centre (SARAC) 15,250
Voice UK 28,000
1 This funding was awarded for support services on sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse, however the organisations also support victims with multiple problems, e.g. domestic violence

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barbara richards
Posted on 21 May 2008 10:00 am (Report this annotation)

It's all a bit sad really, isn't it? I mean, it's cost at least £100,000 for the West Midlands to allow a RAPIST to take his VICTIM to court for seven years, in order for the RAPIST to get what he deems to be his human rights to contact the child who was born as a result of rape.

The victim has been threatened with jail several times during this seven years of secret family court hell.

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