Shailesh Vara MP has welcomed the news of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s successful bid for the Home Office Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Fund.
Spearheaded by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and Respect, six local and two national partners have secured over £300,000 of funding to help prevent domestic abuse and stalking in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
The funding will be used to facilitate early intervention programmes to prevent perpetrators from re-offending. Victims will continue to receive support through Independent Domestic Violence Advocates.
Following the announcement, Mr Vara commented:
“I am very pleased to hear of the new funding to tackle domestic abuse and stalking in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
“These crimes have devastating impacts upon victims, and it is crucial that local authorities have the resources and tools to lead effective prevention and early intervention programmes.
“The Home Office funded nationwide programme to prevent perpetrators from re-offending will help to give confidence to the community that provisions are in place to support the prevention of domestic abuse and stalking.”