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News July 2015

Concern at failure in ‘Payment by Results’ model at Doncaster Prison so SERCO have to repay. 31st July 2015

The Criminal Justice Alliance have provided the brief below, which highlights concerns at failure in “payment by results” model at Doncaster Prison, so SERCO have to reimburse money. In 2011 a pilot began at HMP Doncaster, a privately-operated prison...

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Correspondence sent to Local MP’s and Council Leaders in Relation to Proposed Cuts to Northumbria Police’s Budget 27th July 2015

Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has written to MPs and Council Leaders across Northumbria to emphasise the daily demands on policing. The correspondence comes as the Government continues to make heavy cuts to policing. Northumbria Police has already...

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Funding will benefit domestic abuse victims 24th July 2015

Northumberland victims of domestic abuse will receive an enhanced service following a successful funding bid to the Supporting Victims’ Fund, a fund available locally for the first time this year, to support Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird in...

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South Tyneside charity receives cash boost from PCC supporting Victim’s Fund 23rd July 2015

A South Tyneside charity has received a cash boost following a successful application to Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird’s supporting Victim’s Fund. Commissioner Baird approved the application from Women’s Health in South Tyneside (WHiST) for £14,755 to...

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FGM in the North East must be taken seriously says Commissioner 22nd July 2015

Women throughout England and Wales are victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), and the North East is no exception, says Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird. According to research published today (Wednesday, July 22) by City University London...

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Commissioner calls for profits to come to the region 22nd July 2015

Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has joined North Rock Foundation Chairman Alastair Balls’ call to the Chancellor to consider a “reasonable and fair” proportion of profits made by the Treasury from Northern Rock’s former holdings to...

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Northumbria Police help veterinary surgeons to spot signs of domestic abuse 21st July 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has welcomed new training being offered by Northumbria Police to north east veterinary surgeons as part of a crackdown on domestic abuse. Commissioner Baird has been a long term campaigner against this...

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Supporting Victims Fund set up by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird 21st July 2015

A Newcastle group is helping more young people stay safe thanks to money from the Supporting Victims Fund set up by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird. The fund was made available to local groups who give support...

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Rural Crime Network Survey 21st July 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has welcomed the response to a survey looking at crime in rural communities in England and Wales. The survey, led by the Rural Crime Network and supported by Commissioner Vera Baird, was...

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Commissioner Baird Welcomes New FGM Laws 17th July 2015

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has welcomed the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) special protection orders, which have come into force today (Friday, July 17). The new law has been introduced by The Ministry of Justice to prevent...

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