Knife Crime Strategy - Information Sharing to Tackle Violence (ISTV) funding

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3076
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What is MOPAC's budget for delivering the ISTV programme for the years 2017-21, broken down by year?

Answer

Answer for Knife Crime Strategy - Information Sharing to Tackle Violence (ISTV) funding

Answer for Knife Crime Strategy - Information Sharing to Tackle Violence (ISTV) funding

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Historically we have learned that without strong leadership all previous attempts to sustain the ISTV programme in London have failed.

The objective of MOPAC leading on this programme has always been for the model to be sustainable without the need for funding in the longer term, given that the collecting and sharing of ISB 1594 is mandatory.

Whilst acknowledging the great progress that has been made over the past two years via Home Office funding (28 out of the 29 Emergency Departments (EDs) sharing consistently) there is the recognition that we need to build on this success through MOPAC's continued leadership.  As such, £316,000.00 has been allocated to fund the programme over two years (2017-19). This budget will be used to support all EDs sharing data consistently, whilst also extending the most successful elements of the programme to create sustainability.