The priorities set in the Police and Crime Plan cannot be achieved by South Yorkshire Police alone, but by a holistic approach involving all agencies with a duty to protect vulnerable people, tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, and provide a service to help victims cope and recover.

Police & Crime Commissioners are responsible for commissioning local support services for victims of crime and funding organisations and projects that assist in meeting the aims of the police and crime plan. The term ‘Commissioning’ refers to the cycle of assessing need and where identified designing and securing the appropriate service and then reviewing performance and outcomes for South Yorkshire residents. The Commissioner employs a small team to assist in this complex task.

The Commissioner also provides a Community Safety Fund, which helps fund drug intervention programmes, Community Safety Partnerships and Youth Offending Services in each of the four local authorities in South Yorkshire. The Commissioner also contributes to various partnership boards across the region.

The PCC currently commissions/co-commissions the following services in South Yorkshire:

  • Victim Support Service
  • Sexual Abuse Referral Centre (SARC)
  • Child Sexual Abuse Assessment Centre
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advocates
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advocates
  • Local Domestic Abuse Support services
  • Restorative Justice service
  • Substance misuse services
  • Modern Slavery Partnership Coordinator
  • Support for bereaved families affect by road traffic accidents

The team also assists in securing additional external funding for South Yorkshire when national opportunities are made available.

Our Commissioning Strategy can be viewed HERE