Proportionate funding to support male victims of sexual violence

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2151
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Other than part funding the London Havens (which are rarely used by male victims), how does the Mayor plan to support male victims of sexual violence in London?

Answer

Answer for Proportionate funding to support male victims of sexual violence

Answer for Proportionate funding to support male victims of sexual violence

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MOPAC is investing over £4.1million in specialist services for all victims of domestic and sexual violence by 2016, which includes male victims.  This includes support to the London Havens (specialist centres for men and women who have been raped or sexually assaulted) and the Pan London Domestic Violence Service that will support male and female victims' recovery and help them navigate the criminal justice system.

In addition, to ensure the development of more consistent service standards, MOPAC has provided funding to design service standards for work with male victims of domestic and sexual violence and to provide training and support to enable London organisations to become accredited male victims' service providers.

In addition, to these MOPAC-funded services, Survivors UK, a major provider of services to male victims of sexual violence, is in receipt of more than £200,000 from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for a range of support services across England and Wales.  In London Survivors UK receive funding from the MoJ to support male victims of abuse in London. For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-support-for-male-rape-and-sexual-violence-victims.

In totality this represents a significant investment in services for male victims of sexual violence in London.