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Expenditure of budget allocated under victim support in 2020-21: FOI release

Published: 22 Mar 2021

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

Published:
22 Mar 2021
Expenditure of budget allocated under victim support in 2020-21: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100149750
Date received: 3 Feb 2021
Date responded: 22 Feb 2021
Information requested

In 2020-21, how the £2 million capital budget was spent that was allocated under the £18.7 million Victim/Witness support budget in that year.

Response

The victim support budget has provided substantial investment to support forensic medical services, with £2 million per year over 3 years since 2018-19.

In 2021/21, the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland’s Rape and Sexual Assault Taskforce provided funding to the 14 territorial health boards’ forensic medical services, for a number of elements including, to enhance existing, or to create new healthcare facilities, and to build workforce capacity.

The Scottish Government has committed a total of £10 million over 4 years from 2018/19 to this important work to support survivors of rape and sexual assault.

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