Ministers leaving funding of women’s centres to CRCs and ‘local’ agencies

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Written question: Ministry of Justice; Women’s centres

Asked by: Lord Hylton on 29 January 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Corston review in 2007, how many women’s centres there are in the UK; where those centres are located; to what extent those centres support women on remand or serving community sentences; and what plans they have to establish additional centres.

Answered by: Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 11 February 2016

We do not collate information centrally about the numbers and locations of women’s centres across the UK or the services that they offer. The Government believes that future funding for women’s centres should lie at the local level, as local experts know what works in their community and how best to deliver services. We are encouraging and supporting areas to bring together local agencies in the criminal justice, statutory and third sectors to develop a joined-up, multi-agency approach to address the often complex needs of female offenders.

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