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News January 2019

Northumbria PCC’s Response to the APCC Modern Slavery and the Role of the First Responder Consultation 26th January 2019

In December 2018, the APCC lead for Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking PCC Mark Burns-Williamson, highlighted the ongoing government reforms to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) in relation to modern slavery and called for PCCs to provide their views...

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Dame Vera welcomes Victims’ Commissioner’s Review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation 24th January 2019

The review speaks of the complexities of applying for help, which is very unfair on people who will still be traumatised by being victims of serious violent or sexual offences or who are close relatives of homicide victims. The...

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Dame Vera Baird welcomes the domestic abuse Bill 22nd January 2019

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC welcomes the domestic abuse Bill in particular banning alleged perpetrators from personally cross examining their partner in family courts Dame Vera Baird said: “When that happens the court is allowing...

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Dame Vera Baird welcomes move to make upskirting a crime 16th January 2019

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has welcomed new legislation, backed by the House of Lords yesterday (Tuesday 15, January, 2019) which will see upskirting become a criminal offence – carrying a two year prison sentence....

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PCC funding helps homeless women in the north east 9th January 2019

Homeless women across the North East are benefiting from a £1,000 grant funding boost from Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, – who has donated money to South Tyneside charity, Bright Futures’ winter appeal. The money...

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Police funding – YOUR views matter 2nd January 2019

Following the government’s decision to once again put the burden of paying for policing onto local council tax payers, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, is reluctantly asking members of the public to possibly pay the equivalent of an additional 31p per week...

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