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News October 2015

Commissioner’s Response to the Home Office Consultation – Reforming the Powers of Police Staff and Volunteers 31st October 2015

Response to the Home Office Consultation on Reforming the Powers of Police Staff and Volunteers Responding Organisation/Individual: Northumbria Police ………………………………………………………………………………………………… Which of the following best describes your organisation or the professional interest? Please select one option: Police & Crime...

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Vera Baird Welcomes New FGM Legislation 30th October 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and Northumbria Police are welcoming new legislation designed to combat Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which comes into force next week. From October 31st it will be mandatory for all health professionals, teachers and social...

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Funding Boost for the Angelou Centre 30th October 2015

The Angelou Centre has received funding to support its ‘Building Positive Lives’ project following a successful funding bid to the Supporting Victims Fund, which helps Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird strengthen victims’ services across Northumbria. The Fenham-based...

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The North East Unites to Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation 23rd October 2015

More than 500 delegates attended the North East’s first Child Sexual Exploitation Conference, hosted by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Northumbria Police and Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs). The conference formed part of Northumbria...

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Surrender your Knife’ is the message from North East Forces 23rd October 2015

Three regional Forces are joining together to raise awareness of the dangers of knife-related crime and ensure we all stay safe. Northumbria, Cleveland, and Durham Police are working with the ‘Surrender a knife’ organisation to encourage the surrender of...

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Vera Baird welcomes Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC to lead review 23rd October 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, has welcomed the announcement of Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC to chair the independent review into deaths and serious injuries of suspects in police custody. Dame Elish Angiolini, who has previously led...

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New Blue Light Collaboration 23rd October 2015

A new collaboration initiative between Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) and Northumbria Police was launched today (23 October) as Neighbourhood Police Team officers moved in to share Sunderland Central Community Fire Station. Councillor Tom Wright, Chair...

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Commissioner Contributes to Reducing Women Offending Study 22nd October 2015

The Commissioner contributed to the research conducted by Revolving Door looking at the benefits of prevention and early intervention with women who offend or are at risk of offending. Northumbria PCC Vera Baird QC has targeted a holistic approach...

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Northumbria PCC and NEREF Host Regional Hate Crime Conference 14th October 2015

A one-day conference to the highlight the impact of hate crime and explore how the North East can work together to tackle it is being hosted by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird and the North East Racial...

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Vera Baird QC, Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria has been shortlisted for the Living Wage Leadership Awards 2015 in North East Region 12th October 2015

Hard working Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC has been shortlisted by the Living Wage Foundation for the Living Wage Leadership Awards 2015. The awards recognise the life changing impact individuals have made by leading the way on...

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