Domestic Abuse

Home Office written question – answered on 30th July 2020.

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Photo of Kate Griffiths Kate Griffiths Conservative, Burton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 1.119 of the Budget 2020 Red Book, how she plans to allocate the £10 million funding for domestic abuse; and if she will take urgent steps to allocate that funding in response to the increase in domestic abuse as a result of the covid-19 social distancing measures.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Government has committed to providing £10 million in 2020/21 for innovative new approaches to preventing domestic abuse, including work to expand projects like the ‘Drive’ perpetrator programme.

The Home Office is currently working with key voluntary and statutory organisations to ensure that this funding is used effectively to deliver immediate and longer-term improvement to our response to domestic abuse and domestic abuse perpetrators.

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