Rape and Sexual Assault Provision

Reference: 17012

Date Added: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Question

 

1.For each of the past five years (including 2017 to date), please provide a list of the local groups to receive funding from the PCC/Mayor/Authority for the provision of support to victims of rape and sexual assault; together with the amount of money provided.
2017/18 (1st April to 19th July)

2. Has the PCC/Mayor/Authority given any consideration to any waiting lists for rape and sexual violence support, and how such waiting lists can be mitigated against. If so, please provide details.

 

Answer

 

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held.

Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is partly held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find responses below.

1.
2017/18 (1st April to 19th July)
1. Cyfannol - £47,000
2. New Pathways - £86,761
3. South East Wales Safeguarding Children Board and Gwent Wide Adult Safeguarding Board - £9,000

2016/17
1. Cyfannol - £47,000
2. New Pathways - £139,000

2015/16
1. New Pathways - £92,000
2. South East Wales Safeguarding Children Board - £6,000

2014/15
1. New Pathways - £38,412
2. Red Community - £10,000
3. Stopso - £5,500

2013/14
No information held

2.
A scoping exercise has been undertaken on the current services available to victims in relation to sexual violence, abuse and exploitation with a recommendation for a full evaluation of these services across Gwent to take place in order to inform an appropriate commissioning model for the 2018/19 financial year.

There is no waiting list for victims attending the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) and who require Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) support. There is currently a waiting list for counselling service across Gwent. An increase in reporting of these offences is expected in the future. It is hoped that the evaluation and subsequent commissioning model will help to address these issues.

We are currently continuing with this piece of work.

We are also providing funding to other agencies who provide wider support to victims (including the victims of the crimes mentioned) as well as funding to those organisations as stated above.