As funding for sexual violence and abuse services is increasingly devolved to a local level, it is imperative the Government takes strategic oversight of the implementation of national frameworks and commissioning standards, along with continuing to provide ring-fenced funds for this area at a national level.
Without these safeguards, the specialist sexual violence sector faces an uncertain future.
We owe it to all victims and survivors to make sure they can access properly funded specialist services. Only this way can we make a reality of the Government’s commitment to ensure that ‘victims get the help they need when they need it’.
Sarah Champion MP