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News January 2015

Labour will put tackling domestic violence centre stage – and new research may provide fresh tools for the job 29th January 2015

Historically, there has been doubt over whether Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes, (DVPPs) aimed at changing the behaviour of aggressors, are effective, but now there is solid research to suggest they can get results. “Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes: Steps To...

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Vera Baird Addressing National Conference on the Investigation and Prosecution of Rape 28th January 2015

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, will be addressing a national conference in London on Wednesday 28th January, which will be focusing on the Investigation and Prosecution of Rape. The conference, which is being hosted by the Crown...

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Groundbreaking Rape Scrutiny Panel launches in Northumbria Police Region 27th January 2015

Innovative new measures aimed at improving the conduct and outcomes of rape trials begin this month, with the launch by Vera Baird, the Police and Crime Commissioner, of the Rape Scrutiny Panel in the Northumbria Police region. The panel,...

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Training to Help Doctors Spot Domestic Abuse 26th January 2015

A PIONEERING project aimed at bridging the gap between family doctors and domestic abuse charities is now underway – thanks to a £50,000 grant. South Tyneside Abuse Referral Team (START) run by anti-abuse charity Options now has a link...

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North East Police Officers Taken Off the Streets to Deal with Medical Emergencies – Article by the Evening Chronicle 26th January 2015

Police vehicles have been used to ferry hundreds of North patients to hospital in just three months as health bosses battle delays in response times. Forces in Northumberland, Durham and Cleveland have all been called on to plug the...

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Let me know your thoughts about Police funding for 2015/16 23rd January 2015

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner is asking for the views of local residents on the amount of money households are asked to pay for its policing service. “As your Commissioner I have to set the police precept – the...

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Crime down but pressure on criminals continues 22nd January 2015

Latest figures for the Northumbria Police region show the force is continuing to reduce crime. In the newly published quarterly Crime Statistics, which give an overview of crime in England and Wales for the 12 months to September 2014,...

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Consultation on how victims give court evidence welcomed by Vera Baird 20th January 2015

Moves by the Director of Public Prosecutions to ensure victims in court know what to expect when giving evidence, have been welcomed by Vera Baird. The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner said she was totally in favour of telling...

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Commissioner Asks Public Advice on the 2015/16 Police Precept 13th January 2015

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner is asking for the views of local residents on the amount of money households are asked to pay for its policing service. “As your Commissioner I have to set the police precept – the...

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Vera Baird Statement Regarding Ched Evans 8th January 2015

“OAFC has a proud tradition of family values and I am glad that this decision has not undermined that. “Ched Evans has now offered a limited apology, though not for his actions on the night in question and so...

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