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Commissioner funds Family Care Programme

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Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has allocated funding of £5,500 to Nottingham’s Family Care in support of a programme designed to help children and young people affected by domestic abuse.

Earlier this week the Commissioner paid a visit to meet the team, see for himself the work that they do and formally present the cheque to Family Care’s Director, Steve Hargrave.

The funding comes from the Community Safety Partnership Fund which was set up specifically to assist small local groups to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour and protect and support victims of crime at neighbourhood level.

Family Care will invest the money in one to one support for children and young people up to 16 years old who have been affected by domestic abuse. 

Mr Tipping said that the project provided invaluable specialist support to some of the most vulnerable members of the community.  “I have been clear from the outset that I would provide help and support for victims of domestic abuse and vulnerable members of our community and that’s exactly what I am doing. 

“Domestic abuse is unacceptable at any time, but never more so than when children are affected.  That’s why we are putting money and effort into tackling this type of behaviour at numerous different levels, and I’m pleased to providing funding for this programme which will provide one-on-one help for youngsters who need it most.” 

The Director of Family Care, Steve Hargrave, said: “We were delighted to receive this funding from The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, which will enable us to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people in our community.  It’s appreciated that such a high profile body recognises there is such an urgent need to provide this vital support for children and young people affected by domestic abuse.”

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Posted on Thursday 21st November 2013
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