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Respect Budget: Bournemouth

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding has been provided to Bournemouth through the Respect budget; and for what purposes. (156190)

The total Respect grant allocated to Bournemouth between 2006-08 is £387,307.

In 2006-07 the Respect Task Force provided Bournemouth borough council with a total grant of £48,860.

This funding allocation contributed to Bournemouth council’s wider effort to tackle antisocial behaviour and contributed towards the initial set up costs of its Family Intervention Project.

In 2007-08 the Respect Task Force has made available a total Respect grant allocation of £338,447. This represents:

£50,000 for a parenting expert, based in or linked to the antisocial behaviour team, to deliver additional parenting support to families. This funding was announced on 21 November 2006 and is available in 77 areas across England.

£125,000 to improve Bournemouth’s parenting services for families whose children are at risk of or involved in antisocial behaviour. The Respect Task Force announced this funding on 22 January 2007 as part of a wider announcement highlighting the commitment of 40 areas to become Respect areas, of which Bournemouth were announced as one. All Respect areas were invited to apply for £125,000.

£128,447 allocated for the set-up and operation of its Family Intervention Project, one of 53 projects being established across the country.

£35,000 Respect grant contribution has been allocated to Bournemouth’s Local Area Agreement pot which can be used flexibly to deliver the Respect programme.

In addition to direct Respect grants, Bournemouth can flexibly use other funds, pooled through Local Area Agreements to tackle antisocial behaviour and implement the Respect programme.