Issue details

PCC DN - Extension to Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Funding Programmes

In late 2020, the Government announced £10 million of funding in the Budget (from April 2020 to March 2021), for interventions that address the behaviours of domestic abuse perpetrators. This additional investment builds on from the previous Police Transformation Funding but with a particular focus on developing a strong evidence base across PCC’s, to identify successful interventions.

In December 2020 the Home Office announced that GMCA were successful in securing £1,082,129 of funding.

In April 2021 the Home Office explained that they wanted to provide GMCA with additional funding to extend the existing programmes as described in the Original Grant Agreement by a further six months from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

In late Spring 2022, confirmation from the Home Office was received that they were providing a continuation of funding for the programmes with the same conditions

The schemes are fully funded to total amount of £2,812,146 and GMCA is not required to provide any match-funding in addition to the original match funding.

The funding stream 066 DAP will directly fund TLC to deliver interventions in Manchester, Salford, Stockport and Wigan as per the original grant agreement in December 2020.
Those Programmes will be;

• Children and Young People, The Respect Young People’s Programme for child to parent abuse A programme for adolescent perpetrators
• Female Perpetrators, 1-2-1 programme delivery for female perpetrators in heterosexual or same sex relationships
• Male Perpetrators, Bridging to Change group behaviour change programme for male perpetrators in heterosexual relationships
• Perpetrators who speak English as a second language respect 1-2-1 programme for perpetrators (male or female) who speak English as a second language

The funding Stream 066 Drive will continue to deliver the national Drive model which will deliver interventions for high risk, high harm perpetrators will be delivered in Manchester and Salford. The Drive National Team will continue to work closely with TLC to ensure effective delivery of the model.

A robust evaluation framework will be embedded into the programme and conducted by the GMCA Research team. This will provide an evidence base across a range of perpetrator interventions and risk levels, applying a whole system approach throughout which will help inform future commissioning conversations at both a local and regional level.

The Funding Stream 066 DAPP, will support general perpetrator interventions and be grant funded to local authorities.

The Funding Stream 066 CYP will support child and adolescent interventions and be grant funded to local authorities.

This is a continuation of the second round of funding from August 21.

The funding is aimed to increase the geographic expansion of programmes and the target cohort through adaptation of programmes to reach wider needs.
Grants will be provided to PCCs as the lead partner, but the expectation is that PCCs will deliver the intervention in collaboration with a partner organisation.

As a part of the bid that has been accepted by the home office it was agreed that Local Authorities within GM would be the partner organisation.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/01/2023

Decision due: 8 Dec 2022 by Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, GM Deputy Mayor, Treasurer GMCA

Contact: Lisa Lees Email:


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