The Government has agreed to give more than £1.38 million to help support some of Kent’s most vulnerable people. Domestic Abuse has risen across the country during the pandemic and Kent’s Police Force dealt with 3233 more victims than the previous year (an increase of 9% since 2019).
My team and I have secured extra cash for services specially designed to help people who’ve suffered either domestic abuse or sexual violence. It’s on top of a further £275,000 already being spent helping young victims of sexual violence.
I am delighted these vital services are receiving extra funding. The work they do is invaluable and without them some of the most vulnerable people in our community would simply be unable to cope. They help children and adults alike and despite very real challenges, they make a huge difference to so many.
I am committed to working to reduce the pain caused by domestic abuse and sexual violence and it remains a priority for my second term in post.