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News September 2015

Northumbria Police and PCC back Peace One Day Campaign 21st September 2015

Northumbria Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner are backing a global campaign to help raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse – Peace One Day. Taking place today, (Monday, 21, September), Peace One Day is an annual international...

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Children North East Benefits from Funding 17th September 2015

Children North East has received funding to support its West End Youth Enquiry Service (WEYES) following a successful funding bid to the Supporting Victims’ Fund, which helps Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird strengthen victim services across Northumbria....

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Commissioner’s Response to the Home Office Consultation – Enabling Closer Working Between Emergency Services 11th September 2015

Vera Baird’s Response to the Home Office Consultation – September 2015  1. How do you think this new duty would help drive collaboration between the emergency services? There is considerable collaborative work between police and the Fire and Rescue Service in...

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Commissioner’s Newsletter – September 2015 10th September 2015

PCCs Newsletter – September 2015

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Northumbria PCC’s response to ministerial statement on police reform 10th September 2015

Today the Home Office issued a consultation on ‘Reforming the Powers of Police Staff and Volunteers’.  The paper explores options for the way Chief Officers designate the powers and roles of police staff and volunteers. The proposals included in...

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Trade Union Protests Don’t Need Police Time 10th September 2015

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has expressed grave reservations that the proposed Trade Union Bill gives the regulator (the certification officer) powers to impose fines on unions of up to £20,000.  The government has been consulting...

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Commissioner Baird speaks out on helping victims of domestic abuse 8th September 2015

Domestic abuse is not usually a one-off violent attack. More often it is a deliberate long-term use of coercion to control every part of someone’s life, It can be sexual abuse, financial control, constant criticism, isolation from family and...

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