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PCC Matthew Scott at Compass House
All Police and Crime Commissioners are responsible for commissioning victims’ services in their area.

This means developing funding and overseeing delivery to make sure victims of crime are getting a quality service. It is up to each individual PCC to determine how best to allocate funding to make sure that victims in their area have access to the best and most appropriate support and advice available.

The PCC has £4.2million to spend on locally-commissioned services in 2019/20. The OPCC's Commissioning Strategy sets out how the PCC is allocating this money.

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In Kent, Victim Support has been awarded a three-year contract to deliver support services to victims of crime, from Compass House in Ashford.

This contract means:

  • Calls being answered by staff in Kent instead of a regional centre
  • Victims of more crime types being helped
  • An estimated 75,000 people receiving support each year
  • Using a wider range of contact methods so more victims can access support
  • Delivering greater support in community settings
  • Support being offered to 'medium risk' domestic abuse victims, in addition to 'standard risk' victims
If you've been a victim of crime in Kent, you can get help and support from the Kent Victim Support team on 0808 168 9276.




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