APCC Victims Lead responds to more funding for rape and sexual abuse victims

07/11/2018

APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird QC said:

“I welcome the 10% increase, and it is particularly positive that funding for rape support will now be for a three-year period. Annual funding meant that many rape support organisations have been forced to serve redundancy notices every year as they had no guarantees that they would be able to keep their staff on. Three yearly funding is a significant step forward. Further, it means that rape support organisations  won’t now have to make fresh bids every year, which took  time and resources away from serving the victims who need them.”

MoJ press release can be read here

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