The MoJ confirmed that Police & Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will receive £69.1m ‘core’ funding, £27m ringfenced funding to recruit and retain 700 Independent Sexual Violence Advisors and Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (ISVAs/IDVAs) and £15.7m ringfenced funding for domestic abuse (DA) and sexual violence (SV) support services. On 25 March 2022, it was confirmed that this funding will be delivered over a multi-year basis until the end of 2024-25.
IDVA/ISVA EOI Fund:
Funding for additional Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVAs) and Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) is a funding scheme available over 2021/22 and 2022/23. The funding below applies only in financial year 2022/2023.
A mentoring support service for men affected by emotional, financial and domestic abuse. 1 full time IDVA and 1 full time IDVA manager.
East Kent Rape
A support service for victims of sexual abuse. One to one and family counselling and therapeutic support. 1 full time IDVA and 1 full time ISVA post.
Rape and sexual abuse counselling and support services for victims and their families. 1 full time ISVA post.
Kent & Medway NHS Trust
New programme combining mental health support, and support for domestic abuse and sexual abuse victims. 1 full time combined mental health IDVA/sexual health ISVA post.
For victims of domestic abuse and sexual abuse, counselling, support services and housing advice across Kent. 4 full time IDVA posts.
Supporting victims of domestic abuse rebuild their lives through therapy and counselling. 3 part time IDVA posts.
Supporting victims of domestic abuse in Medway. 1 full time IDVA post.
Providing support services for victims of domestic abuse, children and families. 3 full time IDVA posts.
Counselling support to victims of domestic abuse, and advocacy and education to end the cycle of domestic abuse. 2 full time IDVA posts and 1 full time child/young person IDVA post.
Bespoke support in sign language to hearing impaired victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. 2 full time IDVA posts.
East Kent Rape Crisis Centre
Dedicated ISVA working with students affected by Sexual violence
Dedicated ISVA working with those affected by Sexual violence in gangs
The Kent PCC was allocated £240,802 from the Ministry of Justice to recruit four specialist Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) for the period July 2020 to March 2022.
The funding is supporting two dedicated ISVAs to provide support for student victims, and two for victims of exploitation associated with gangs.
for legal support for DA, laptops and support worker
funding to assist with the short fall that DT expects in relation to its family support programme for the period to March 2022
funding for 2 co-ordinators to manage referrals
1 Therapist to support clients on waiting list
To help fund a project called the Hidden Truth which supports African men living in Kent and Medway who are in an abusive relationship.
Innovating Minds CIC
funding to upskill and train 44 individuals who are working within the educational or community settings, (pastoral staff or EH staff). 3 day training course
PCC part funds the KIDAS contract. 2fte DA outreach workers
Mary Dolly foundation
to provide additional staff to deliver more counselling sessions, clinical supervision and admin support to meet the increased demand on the service
funding to support the APV program, continuation of an existing scheme where there is a clear demand
Rising Sun Domest Violence and Abuse Service
to provide additional staff for DA including clinical supervision.
Rubicon to fund counselling for DA victims and associated costs
Rubicon to fund counselling for SV victims and associated costs
1 CYP support officer
Counselling and associated costs, support worker, clinical supervision
The Bloomers Trust
Support for DA victims and education to agencies
1 stalking initial response officers , upgrade of a IRSSO to a SIRO and upgrade ISAC to a stalking team leader
Domestic Abuse Perpetrator programme
Home Office Perpetrator Programme Funding
In June 2021 the Home Office made funding available to PCCs to support the delivery of domestic abuse perpetrator focussed programmes in their areas. The total funding available was up to £11.1m. Working with Kent Police, Kent County Council and Specialist Service providers to develop an evidence-based bid to this opportunity. Kent PCC was subsequently successful in being awarded a grant of £378,967 to pilot the delivery of both DA and Stalking Perpetrator Programmes in Kent, alongside support for victims and their children. Funding has been continued in 2022 taking the programme through to July 2023.
The programme delivers the following,
DA Perpetrator Programme 1:1 x 40
Staking Perpetrator Programmes 1:1 x 40
DA Perpetrator Programme Groupwork x 10 groups consisting of 8 men.
Co-ordination functions, including a Victims Support Worker and Police Co-ordinator