MOPAC funding (2)

MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What funding have MOPAC provided to organisations that provide treatment and support for mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder associated with being involved in or victims of gang or knife crime?  Please provide details of the organisations and how much funding they have received.


Answer for MOPAC funding (2)

Answer for MOPAC funding (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

One of my Strategic Ambitions for Gangs and Serious Youth Violence is to ensure that mental health/ emotional trauma in gang members is consistently identified and addressed. In partnership with the Home Office and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), My Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) have invested , £1.4 M over 2 years to provide specialist training to 8,000 front line professionals across London, which is being delivered by Premier Partnership.

MOPAC  also awarded a grant of £1,250,000 to a consortia lead by Safer London Foundation to deliver the London Gang Exit Programme which includes the provision of specialist mental health support for those who are victims of/or involved in  gangs by allowing for spot purchase provision from MAC UK, The Anna Freud Centre & The Brandon Centre.