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Therapy: Domestic Violence

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Home Department's “Together we can end violence against women and girls” strategy, how much his Department plans to spend on the pilot site of the Multisystemic Therapy Programme at the Brandon Centre in North London in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) each of the subsequent three years; and from what budget such expenditure will be drawn. (305309)

The Department is co-funding the Multisystemic Therapy Programme for Problem Sexual Behaviour at the Brandon Centre for a three-year period from 2009-10 to 2011-12. This funding amounts to £250,000 in 2009-10 and £300,000 in both 2010-11 and 2011-12. There is currently no commitment to funding from the Department after this date.

This commitment to develop pilot sites of Multisystemic Therapy was made originally in the 2007 Social Exclusion Action Plan, Action 20, and is drawn from the Department's Health Inequalities and Partnerships Directorate budget, with additional funding provided by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Youth Justice Board.