I wish to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following information. If the information requested is already published in another format, please point me in its direction.
1. For each of the past five years (including 2017 to date), please provide a list of the local groups to receive funding from the PCC/Mayor/Authority for the provision of support to victims of rape and sexual assault; together with the amount of money provided.
2. Has the PCC/Mayor/Authority given any consideration to any waiting lists for rape and sexual violence support, and how such waiting lists can be mitigated against. If so, please provide details.
I can confirm that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland does hold some of this information.
However for question 1, I am refusing this request for information under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act
The purpose of the section 21 exemption is to ensure that there is no right of access to information via FOIA if it is available to the applicant by another route.
The information you seek can be found on our website, by following the link below.
In answering question 2, we have no recorded information, however in an effort to assist you in your request I can inform you that we are commissioning the local Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) and Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVA) provision, which means going forward we would have a more sustainable and effective service which will be robustly managed and monitored.