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Sexual Assault Referral Centres: Finance

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding the Government have provided to sexual assault referral centres in each year since their introduction. (262710)

Although sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) are primarily resourced at a local level in order to ensure sustainability, the Government have supported the establishment and development of the SARC network through a series of grants since 2003-04.

Based on the best available information, the approximated total of grants awarded to sexual assault referral centres since 2003-04 is set out in the following table.

Total (£000)

2003-04

300

2004-05

310

2005-06

709

2006-07

620

2007-08

805

2008-09

663

Source:

Home Office SARC funding.