Request for information on CSE/A Contracts

Reference: 24008

Date Added: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

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 (OPCC).

You have requested the following information:

•       What child sexual exploitation/abuse (CSE/A) contracts/services do you currently commission or deliver in house?

•       Please can you confirm the supplier/provider of each of these CSE/A services/contracts?

•       Please can you confirm the annual and total contract values of each of these contracts/services?

•       Please can you confirm the start date & duration of each of these contracts?

In response to the above questions, although we don’t fund any services that are solely for the purpose of supporting the above, some of the services that we commission for victims may support victims of these crimes as detailed in the following decision logs:

PCCG-2022-006 - The Sexual Violence Services provided by New Pathways

PCCG-2022-008 -  Our Children and Young People Victim Services within Connect Gwent

PCCG-2022-005 - Our other services which support Children and Young People who are involved in crime or at risk of becoming involved in crime could also from time to time support children who may have been affected by these crimes, for example Positive Futures

PCCG-2021-032 - St Giles Trust

PCCG 2023-042 Interim Service for Children and Young People Affected by Crime, Umbrella Cymru 2024/25, 

PCCG-2023-034 Positive Futures Programme Funding 2024/25,

PCCG-2023-035 St Giles Trust and Crimestoppers 2024/25

None of the above are contracts as they are all based on one year grants which are reviewed on an annual basis.

•       Could you please provide a copy of the service/product specification given to all bidders for when these contracts were last advertised?

•       Please can you confirm if there is an extension clause in each of these contracts and, if so, the duration of the extension?

•       Has a decision been made yet on whether each of these contracts is being either extended, direct awarded or recommissioned? And if so what is the decision?

In response to the above questions, there is no information held – these are grant awards and not contracts

•       Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for each of these contracts?

These are grant awards and not contracts.  All OPCC grant awards are managed by the OPCC Commissioning team.

•       Are there any planned market engagement events for each of these contracts if they are being recommissioned?

No information held.  These are grant awards and not contracts.

•       Are there any new CSE/A contracts you intend to commission in the next 36 months that have already been confirmed/given permission to proceed?

No information held.

The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the general public and will be published on the OPCC website.

You have the right to appeal our decision if you think it is incorrect. Should you feel dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your request was handled, information on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent FOI Appeals Procedure can be found on our website:

If you remain dissatisfied after an internal review decision, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office. The Commissioner is an independent regulator whose details can be found using the following link

You can also write to the Information Commissioner’s Office at the following address:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF