Funding of £140,000 has been given to four projects across Cleveland to combat child sexual abuse (CSA.)
It will increase the capacity of organisations to intervene earlier in lives of children affected by CSA. Funding was allocated to the following projects and organisations:
- Barnardo’s – £63,000
- Arch Teesside – £32,546
- Eva – £42,000
- Barefoot Research – £2,000
Cash comes from an additional investment of £116,000 in early CSA intervention from the Clinical Comissioning Group (CCG) and a £24,000 underspend of cash from the Home Office’s Child Sexual Abuse Transformation Project.
Following the successful award of funding from the Home Office Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)
Transformation Fund in 2020, Barnardo’s, Eva and Arch Teesside with other delivery
partners formed a CSA Transformation Partnership.
The partnership aims to look at current CSA pathways and services in order to improve the experience and outcomes for children and young people. That includes monitoring and oversight of the fund.
Discussions between the CCG and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC)
resulted in the CCG allocating £116,000 in additional funding to the OPCC.