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Freedom of information request response - 05393

FOI request

FOI ID number
05393
Regarding
Violence Against Women and Girls
Request

I would like to know:

What budget has your local authority set aside for the costs associated with commissioning Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) services? This might include staff costs, legal costs, cost of market engagement events etc. Please supply the answer as total budget for the financial year 2018/19.

I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request.

Our response

Response

Whilst the Council has not set aside any funds specifically for the above, we have secured a total of £70,700 as part of a Countywide Domestic Abuse project for 2018-20. A support worker has been employed on a part time basis ( 30 hrs per week) to support those in emergency accommodation and in the community and to reduce the safeguarding risks identified. There will also be two units of specialist accommodation earmarked for use by victims of domestic abuse and their families.  These victims may be male or female.

Response date
03 July 2018