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Funding to support implementation of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
18 Mar 2020
Funding to support implementation of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000016420
Date received: 17 Feb 2020
Date responded: 16 Mar 2020
Information requested

You asked for:

The full conditions of funding to Woman's Aid to support the implementation of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018.

Please also supply me with the total amount of funding provided by the Scottish Government to Womans Aid for supporting the implementation of the new act. Grant Funding Letter.

Please supply me with the conditions of funding, which stipulate the exact criteria that is required from Womans Aid for the funding budgeted for the implementation of the new Domestic Abuse Scotland Act 2018 to actually achieve the objective in real terms.

Please also state what professional standards and quality assurance reporting is required to comply with the conditions of funding, this is to ensure the you are provided VfM whilst not cutting back on Quality.

Response

I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested within the document attached.

Some of the information you have requested, relating to the total amount of funding supplied to Women's Aid, is available from a previous response to a Freedom of Information request, available at https://www.gov.scot/publications/foi-201900001049/.

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

In relation to your request for information on professional standards and quality assurance, the Scottish Public Finance Manual (SPFM) is issued by the Scottish Ministers to provide guidance to the Scottish Government (SG) and other relevant bodies on the proper handling and reporting of public funds. It sets out the relevant statutory, parliamentary and administrative requirements, emphasises the need
for economy, efficiency and effectiveness, and promotes good practice and high standards of propriety. The SPFM is available at https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-public-finance-manual/.

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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