Select Committee on Home Affairs Minutes of Evidence



Supplementary note submitted by Mr Mike Langdon, Chief Superintendent, Merseyside Police, following the evidence session on 18 June 2002

COST AND "OUTPUTS" OF OPERATION CARE

  The following tables illustrate:


  (a)  The annual cost of Operation Care to the Merseyside Police and the five local authority Social Services Departments; and


  (b)  The level and type of activity of Operation Care;


  (c)  Outcomes of Operation Care since it started until July 1999.

Table 1

POLICE COSTS OF OPERATION CARE 1998-99

Employees

782,488

Transport

28,250

Supplies and Services

26,066

TOTAL

836,804

Note:
Does not include accommodation.

 

 

Table 2

SOCIAL SERVICES COSTS OF OPERATION CARE 1998-99

Staff

Equip/Exp

Counselling

Knowsley

29,500

3,750

 

Liverpool

174,798

26,636

 

St Helens

48,781

6,500*

 

Sefton

7,000

6,800

 

Wirral

28,396

2,000

 

TOTAL

288,475

45,658

14,988

     

apportioned

GRAND TOTAL

   

349,149

Notes:

*Calculation based on other estimates.

2. Civil litigation costs not included.

3. Legal costs which not included but calculated by Knowsley as 3,220.

4. Add at least 8,688 for witness support and associated costs.

5.The true cost of the counselling service is approximately 40,000 pa, 25,000 of which is therefore borne by Barnado's.

 


 
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