Supporting the Child House model for victims of CSE / CSA

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2015 156
Date signed: 
21 December 2015
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

The Home Office Innovation bids were due to be submitted online by the end of play on 18th December 2015 but this deadline has now changed to 4th January 2016.
The DMPC has signed a decision on MOPAC and MPS list of bids but this is an additional application written in partnership between MOPAC and the NHS that fell outside of initial timelines.
This bid complements the decision paper requesting approval for CSE needs assessment by putting in place services that can work with victims of CSE and develop best practice, whilst in parallel the needs assessment builds more data on prevalence.
A joint bid between MOPAC, Kings College Hospital, NHS and the Metropolitan Police Service is looking to apply for funding to create the Child House Model in London for victims of Child Sexual Exploitation / Child Sexual Abuse. This model fits directly with the support and direction from the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime from the jointly commissioned MOPAC/NHSE (London) “Review of Child Sexual Assault Pathway for London”.
This work is also recommended by the Children’s Commissioner for England and supports recommendations from the Dame Angiolini Elish review.
The bid looks to set up a model of multi-agency led, safe environments for children who have been victims of CSE / CSA. This is an implementation ready bid.
In order to ensure bids are uploaded on to the Home Office application website in a timely fashion, quality control will be held by the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Director of Strategy.

 

Recommendation

The DMPC is asked to approve the direction of the bid and sums applied for. Further, the DMPC is asked to delegate authority for final sign off of the bid to Helen Bailey, COO, and Rebecca Lawrence, Director of Strategy at MOPAC.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

PART I - NON-CONFIDENTIAL FACTS AND ADVICE TO THE DMPC
Decision required – supporting report

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    The Home Office Innovation fund was opened in September 2015 and further information was received following the Comprehensive Spending Review on 25 November. 

1.2.    The DMPC is required to sign off and agree each bid before submission on 18 December. Due to timescales, there may be minimal change in detail between now and final submission and the DMPC is requested to delegate authority for final sign off and quality control to the MOPAC COO and Director of Strategy.

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    Quality control will be managed by COO and Director of Strategy.

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    All financial implications are outlined in the table above.

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    There are no legal issues for this decision.

5.    Equality Comments

5.1.    There are no equality issues for this decision.