Decision details

PCC DN - Funding Allocation for GM VRU Staffing 2024/25

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, GM Deputy Mayor, Treasurer GMCA

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Established in October 2019, the Greater Manchester VRU is a team of subject leads and experts from Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), Greater Manchester National Probation Service, Public Health, NHS, Education, Community Voluntary Sector, Victim’s Voice, Youth Justice and Local Authorities, addressing the underlying causes of violence and working together with communities to prevent it.

To date, the multi-agency partnership working approach has enabled the GM VRU to develop new and existing relationships with partners across a wide range of thematic areas to tackle serious violence in both GM and across the UK. The GM VRU is seeking to continue to fund its staff members to continue developing these programmes of work.

The partners will report to a VRU director and Partnership lead who are employed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Decision:

The GM VRU are seeking to award the following organisations to continue funding the VRU staff for financial year 2024-25:

Internal Staff (GMCA)
Programme Support
Victims Champion
Communications Lead (Maternity Cover)
Communications Lead (Maternity Costs)
Research Officer (Lead Analyst)

External Staff- Secondments from Other Organisations:
Youth Justice Operational Lead (0.2 FTE) to be awarded to Tameside Council
Youth Justice Strategic Lead (0.1 FTE) to be awarded to Wigan Council
Probation Lead (0.4 FTE) to be awarded to the National Probation Service
Clinical Lead (0.2 FTE) To be awarded to the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Contracts for Professional Services:

Education Lead (0.4 FTE) - to be awarded to the College of Maths for provision from July 2022- July 2024 onwards and managed through a separate decision for consultancy. A further decision to extend provision of the Education Lead from July 2024 through to March 2025 will be submitted separately to approve this contract extension)
Public Health Lead (0.2 FTE)- to be awarded to Helen Lowey Consultancy Ltd for provision from October 2022 to October 2024 and managed through a separate decision for consultancy. A further decision to extend provision of the Public Health Lead through to March 2025 will be submitted separately to approve this contract extension)


Total: £450,000

Publication date: 08/07/2024

Date of decision: 14/06/2024