Crime: Victims:Written question - 132566

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
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Asked on: 14 March 2018
Home Office
Crime: Victims
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Government funding has been made available to people who have experienced (a) child sexual exploitation, (b) domestic abuse and domestic violence, (c) sexual violence and sexual exploitation and (d) modern slavery in each of the last five years .
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Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 19 March 2018

The previous Government provided £40 million of dedicated funding for domestic and sexual violence services between 2011 and 2015 equating to £10 million per year. This funding was extended until April 2016, supplemented by an additional £10 million for refuges and a £3.5 million fund to boost the provision of domestic violence services including refuges.

In 2016 we published our Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy in which the Government committed to provide £80 million to support victims of VAWG over the spending period, supplemented by an additional £20 million for domestic abuse services announced in the 2017 Budget.

This increased dedicated funding of £100 million to support VAWG victims has been supplemented by additional funds from other Government departments including £15 million from the Police Transformation Fund, £9 million from the Tampon Tax Fund, £16.9 millions from the Children’s Social Care Innovation Fund, £27m from NHS England to fund 47 Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) in England, jointly with the police and local authorities, and £63m annually from MoJ to PCCs for Victims Services.

Between 2015-2018 the Government has provided £7 million per year for funding for non-statutory organisations supporting victims and survivors of sexual abuse, including child sexual abuse.

Government funding that has been made available to people who have experienced modern slavery in the last 5 years can be found in the annual report available at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652366/2017_uk_annual_report_on_modern_slavery.pdf

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