“What budget has your local authority set aside for the costs associated with commissioning Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) services? This might include staff costs, legal costs, cost of market engagement events etc. Please supply the answer as total budget for the financial year 2018/19.”
Devon County Council (DCC) does not have a specific budget for this work. It forms part of the ongoing work programme between the local authority and partner organisations.
DCC went through a recommissioning process in 2017/18 and established a new contract from 1st April 2018 for 5-9 years. It is now in the process of working with the newly commissioned service to embed this contract.