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Commissioning of Victim Services - South West Engagement Event, 18th March 2014

The purpose of this event was:

  • To inform providers of the commissioning of Victim Services  across the South West
  • To test the capacity and interest of the market
  • To map services
  • To help facilitate partnership working through networking at the event.

From the 1st October 2014, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will be responsible for commissioning the majority of victims’ services locally through a budget from the Ministry of Justice. The move towards locally commissioned services means that there will be new opportunities for organisations which provide victims’ services to bid to their local PCC for funding. 

At this South West event Ministry of Justice representatives, Tony Rafter and Shan Maraj gave an overview of commissioning victims’ services at both national and local level. 

A panel of Police and Crime Commissioner’s Commissioning Managers and representatives outlined their commissioning timetables and intentions. 

Presentations from the day and other resources can be downloaded on the following links:

Ministry of Justice presentation

Victims Model Gloucestershire presentation

Victims Services Presentation Dorset

Wiltshire’s Victims Service Structure

Avon and Somerset Victims Services Commissioning Intentions

Avon and Somerset Integrated Victim Strategy

Details for the Pulse Regeneration workshops for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector that deliver victims’ support services can be accessed at http://www.vcseworkshops.co.uk/

The ‘Bluelight’ Emergency Services eTendering site, mentioned at the event,  is accessible at www.bluelight.gov.uk/