Decision details

Funding for Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to accept and spend funding from the Ministry of Justice to fund Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) working as part of the Next Link Plus service


That Cabinet:

1.      Approved the acceptance of Ministry of Justice funding of up to £556,096 for Independent Domestic Violence Advisors posts from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2025 from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset.

2.      Authorised the Director of Public Health to vary the Next Link plus contract as necessary to enable continued funding of the IDVA posts up to the maximum budget envelope outlined in this report.

3.      Authorised the Executive Director Adults and Communities, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities, to take all steps required to accept and spend future extensions of this funding which may be above the key decision threshold.

Report author: Sue Moss

Publication date: 24/01/2023

Date of decision: 24/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 24/01/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/02/2023

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