Commissioned victim services 2016/17

The total grant for 2016/17 from the Ministry of Justice is £1,228,255.

From 2015/16, the value of the grant was uplifted to include funding for child sexual abuse support services. For Cheshire this equated to £85,158. The Grant Agreement for 2016/2017 clearly indicates the requirements of the funding. Full details can be found in the Ministry of Justice Grant Agreement.

The below chart shows the areas of support that have been invested in. The main service is the victim contact and emotional support centre, Cheshire CARES.

For more information and contact details for any of the support services in Cheshire, please see the Victim Services Directory. Further grants information is available in the what I spend and how I spend it section.

The Victim Information Pack also explains what will happen when an individual reports a crime and provides information on the various services that are available to help support victims.