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News March 2015

Commissioner backs Childline campaign 31st March 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has given her backing to a national campaign aimed at helping young people concerned with the negative effects of viewing pornography. NSPCC’s Childline service say contact to them from young people about...

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Perpetrators of Domestic Violence can now Receive Support to Change Their Behaviour 31st March 2015

A brand-new multi-agency partnership has been launched to support perpetrators of domestic violence to change their behaviour, helping to make women victims and their children feel safer. The BIG project is a partnership between North East Charities Barnardo’s, Impact...

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Commissioner Baird Attends South Tyneside Councils Overview and Scrutiny Committee 30th March 2015

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, recently met with members of South Tyneside Councils Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 17th Feb 2015. Here is an overview of the discussion. 17 February 2015 minutes – Click Here

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Funding Will Help Vulnerable People Give Evidence 30th March 2015

Support for children and vulnerable adults giving evidence in criminal proceedings will be maximised thanks to funding secured by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird. Commissioner Baird has had over £150,000 approved following an application to the Police...

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Commissioner Baird Urges MP’s to Back a Call for Independent Scrutiny of Prisons 27th March 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird is urging MPs to back a call for independent scrutiny of prisons. Commissioner Baird has written to all MPs in the Northumbria area asking them to sign an Early Day Motion urging...

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Northumbria Partnership Work Recognised as Example of Good Practice 27th March 2015

A strategy introduced by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird to stop Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) has been recognised in a national report. The Police and Crime Commissioners and Civil Society report, which was produced by...

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Funding Secured Through the Police Innovation Fund 26th March 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has secured almost £3m funding over the next year for projects to protect the most vulnerable in our communities. Commissioner Baird received confirmation from the Home Office today that five separate bids...

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HMIC Report Stop and Search Powers 2: Are the police using them fairly and effectively? 24th March 2015

Vera Baird, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria has welcomed a new report into the use of police Stop and Search powers. In December 2014, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) required all forces to complete self assessments...

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Equipment to Help Shelve Shoplifting 20th March 2015

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner has funded new equipment which aims to reduce shoplifting and tackle anti-social behaviour in South Tyneside. Shopwatch retailers at The Nook, on Prince Edward Road, South Shields, will be using new radios courtesy of...

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Commissioner backs National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 18th March 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has given her backing to a national campaign tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). CSE is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age...

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