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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-06036: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 11 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent each year from the £20 million fund to tackle violence against women, broken down by programme.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 24 January 2017

* break down not available to add to year end totals

Total (£14.853m)

£4.21m

£5.112m

£4.506m

Scottish Women’s Rights Centre

Expanded finding to extend the capacity and geographical reach of specialist independent legal advice service for victims of gender based violence. (£0.665m)

-

£0.665m allocated over 2016-17 and 2017-18 – breakdown between years is not available*

Caledonian System

Improvement of specialist court mandated perpetrator programme for men and associated women’s and children’s services and increasing capacity of programmes in existing areas. (£0.360m)

-

£0.360m allocated over 2016-17 and 2017-18 – breakdown between years is not available*

Organisation

(total announced)

2015-16

Expenditure

2016-17

Allocated

2017-18

Allocated

ASSIST

Funding of specialist advocacy service for victims of domestic abuse. (£3.000m)

£1.000m

£1.000m

£1.000m

Edinburgh Domestic Abuse Court Service

Funding of specialist advocacy services for victims of domestic abuse (£0.441m)

£0.147m

£0.147m

£0.147m

Rape Crisis Scotland

Funding of specialist advocacy service for victims of sexual offences, including new provision in Orkney and Shetland (£1.851m)

 

£0.475m

£0.688m

£0.688m

Rape Crisis Scotland

Public Awareness Campaign

RCS campaign to improve public understanding of responses to rape. (£0.030m)

 

-

£0.030m

-

SCTS and COPFS

Additional resources to prioritise the processing of domestic abuse and sexual offences cases through the courts. (£7.200m)

 

£2.400m

 

£2.400m

£2.400m

Violence Reduction Unit

Expanded programmes in schools training young mentors to safely challenge and speak out against bullying, abuse and violence. Plus, expand programmes delivered to healthcare students; NHS staff, allied health professionals and non-health care professions to spot the signs of potential abuse. (£0.565m)

 

£0.108m

£0.226m

£0.231m

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Specialist trauma service for female victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. (£0.046m)

 

-

 

£0.046m

 

 

Police Scotland

Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse (Claire’s Law). (£0.080m)

£0.080m

-

-

The University of Strathclyde Funding for the development of a “toolkit” to embed Equally Safe in HEIs to tackle stalking, harassment, domestic abuse and sexual violence and to pilot this approach. (£0.300m)

 

-

£0.300m

Allocation to be confirmed

Scottish Women’s Aid

Pilot service to assist women survivors of domestic abuse into fair employment. (£0.190m)

 

-

£0.190m

Allocation to be confirmed

Independent National Scoping Exercise of Advocacy Services Independent scoping exercise of the availability, provision of and risk assessment standards of specialist advocacy services for victims of gender based violence across Scotland. (£0.045m)

-

£0.045m

-

National Specialist and Screening Services Directorate

NHS National Services Scotland – short term appointment to work with Health Boards and assess services currently in place for forensic examinations of victims of rape and sexual assault (£0.080m)

 

-

£0.040m

 

£0.040m

 

The following table confirms expenditure from the £20m in 2015-16 and the confirmed sums allocated for 2016-17 and 2017-18. Total expenditure and sums allocated to date total £14.582m from the £20m. Additional allocations will be confirmed over the remainder of the funding period to March 2018.