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Sexual Assault Referral Centres

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all sexual assault referral centres have appropriate facilities and trained staff to work with children and young people who have been sexually assaulted. [HL703]

These data are not centrally collated but we are encouraging all SARCs to ensure that they are able to offer the full range of quality services to children and young people. The Home Office has provided capital and resource funding to expand the number and quality of SARCs since 2003-04, and the recently published Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy committed Government to providing a further £3.2 million in 2010-11.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many sexual assault referral centres have separate facilities and staff dedicated to working with children and young people who have been sexually assaulted. [HL704]

These data are not centrally collated but we are encouraging all SARCs to ensure that they are able to offer the full range of quality services to children and young people. The Home Office has provided capital and resource funding to expand the number and quality of SARCs since 2003-04, and the recently published Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy committed Government to providing a further £3.2 million in 2010-11.