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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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Victims First Northumbria 27th March 2015

In a few days time, victims’ services in Northumbria will change for the better. From April 1, I become responsible for some victims’ services after funding was devolved by the Ministry of Justice to PCCs. Victims First Northumbria will...

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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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Victims First 26th March 2015

The Government decided last year that Police and Crime Commissioners will be responsible for providing some key victim services in their local area from April 2015.     This provides me with an opportunity to revitalise victims services in Northumbria, firmly placing the...

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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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