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Domestic Abuse: Children

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 24th March 2020.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many services for children affected by domestic abuse are funded through Police and Crime Commissioners in (a) England and (b) Wales.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

In 2019/20, the Ministry of Justice provided over £70 million for Police and Crime Commissioners to commission support services for all victims of crime, including children affected by domestic abuse. Many of the support services for victims of domestic abuse are either co-commissioned between Police and Crime Commissioners and Local Authorities or solely commissioned by Local Authorities. It is not possible to obtain a complete picture of the commissioning landscape of domestic abuse services for children, as this would involve a review by PCCs of all domestic abuse services available locally as well as a significant input from the Local Authorities. This would incur disproportionate cost to the department.

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