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Procurement of Support for Children and Young People Affected by Domestic Abuse

The current contracts for provision of support for children and young people will have lapsed by end of September 2022.

 

To pool the funds for three existing contracts into one contract for £162,190 per year for 3 years plus one year plus one year starting in October 2022 in order to maintain support for children to recover from the impact of living with domestic abuse in the family home.

 

The recent Needs Assessment regarding support for people affected by Domestic Abuse in Safe Accommodation found that approximately 28,000 children are affected by domestic abuse each year in Sheffield. Domestic Abuse is recognised as an adverse childhood experience impacting on a child’s development and future life chances. In the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 children are recognised as victims in their own right if they ‘see, hear or experience’ domestic abuse between parents / carers. More than 50% of the funding for the contract will come from new burdens under the Act.

 

 

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure/savings > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/12/2021

Scrutiny Committee: Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee;

Decision due: 16 Mar 2022 by Co-operative Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Education, Children and Families

Lead director: Executive Director, People Services

Department: People Services

Contact: Alison Higgins, Domestic Abuse Strategy Manager Email: alison.higgins@sheffield.gov.uk Tel: 20 53671.

Date agenda documents available: 08/03/22

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  • Report of the Executive Director, People Services