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News June 2015

Commissioner Supports National ‘Say Something’ Helpline 30th June 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird is supporting a new helpline targeted at children and young people with concerns about child sexual exploitation (CSE) involving themselves or others. Launched today, the helpline will give callers advice and, where...

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Volunteering Opportunity – Independent Custody Visitor (North Tyneside) 30th June 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird is looking to fill two volunteering positions to help check the welfare of those being held in custody cells. The role of Independent Custody Visitor involves making unannounced visits to a designated...

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Rape Victims – You Will Be Believed 26th June 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has once again joined forces with a leading charity to reinforce the message to rape victims that they will be believed. It’s three months since the launch of Rape Crisis Tyneside and...

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Don’t Be Afraid to Report 25th June 2015

As Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, I have continued to encourage victims of rape to continue coming forward to the force.  Elsewhere in the country there has been comments such as those by Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe that the...

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Commissioners Community Fund 2015/16 24th June 2015

Groups supporting their neighbourhoods and communities have again been asked to apply for money from the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund. Launched this week by Vera Baird, the 2015 / 16 Fund is available to group activities...

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Commissioner Backs LGBT Hate Crime Campaign 24th June 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has given her support to a new campaign which aims to raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and T) hate crime. Led by the LGBT Consortium, the ‘Recognise it....

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There’s Still time To Have Your Say On Rural Crime 19th June 2015

Rural residents are being reminded they still have time to have their say on policing in their area. Those living in Northumbria’s rural communities have until Wednesday, June 24 to complete the survey which looks at crime in these...

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Victims Services to Benefit From Funding 18th June 2015

Organisations helping victims of crime will get a share of a new one-year fund of over £700,000 delegated specifically for victims’ work to Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird. The fund, which comes from the Ministry of Justice,...

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Victims of Sexual Offences Commended for Coming Forward 17th June 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has commended victims of sexual offences for coming forward and having  the courage to seek help. It comes following the release of figures which shows a sharp increase in recorded sex offences...

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Commissioner Funds Apna Ghar Minority Ethnic Women’s Centre 12th June 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has given a cash boost to a South Tyneside community group through the Supporting Victims Fund. The Apna Ghar Minority Ethnic Women’s Centre, based on Ocean Road, South Shields, will benefit from...

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