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News February 2019

Dame Vera comments on findings of a new report on young witness experience 28th February 2019

Dame Vera comments on findings of a new report on young witness experience Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has today (Wednesday 27 February) welcomed the NSPCC’s ‘Falling short?’ report, which examines the impact of being...

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Praise for Northumbria following HMICFRS domestic abuse report 28th February 2019

A national report has highlighted Northumbria as an area of best practice for its investigative work and collaborative approach in supporting victims of domestic abuse – findings welcomed by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate...

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Northumbria PCC’s Response to the Sir John Gillen Review of Sexual Offences in Northern Ireland Consultation 26th February 2019

Sir John Gillen QC PC, a recently retired Court of Appeal Judge, is leading an independent review into how the law and procedures in Northern Ireland deal with serious sexual offences. He published a preliminary report containing draft recommendations...

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Northumbria PCC’s Response to the Home Office’s Consultation on Preventing and Tackling Forced Marriage 26th February 2019

This consultation aimed to explore two ways in which the Government might increase reporting of forced marriage, identify potential perpetrators and improve protection for victims. Consideration was given to the possibility of: Introducing a legal duty requiring professionals to...

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PCC Newsletter December 2018 25th February 2019

December Newsletter 2018

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Northumbria PCC’s response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into the Draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill 15th February 2019

The Joint Committee on Human Rights sought views on the Draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill Scrutiny. In this response, three key areas are highlighted where more is needed to ensure that the draft domestic abuse bill adequately protects...

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Domestic Abuse Bill funding for disabled, elderly and LGBT victims welcomed by Dame Vera 13th February 2019

The government has supported the draft Domestic Abuse Bill with additional funding and increased capacity for services for disabled, elderly & LGBT victims – an announcement welcomed by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird. She said: “Domestic...

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Consultation on taxi licensing to protect passengers, welcomed by Dame Vera Baird 12th February 2019

‘The current taxi licensing system is unfit for purpose and requires an urgent re-think’ says Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird, following today’s (12, February, 2019) government announcement to launch a consultation on rules to improve passenger...

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Northumbria says #ITSNOTOK as part of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week 7th February 2019

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, and Chief Constable Winton Keenen, are adding their voices to the national #ITSNOTOK campaign, as part of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week (4th – 10th February 2019). To mark the...

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Police and Crime Commissioner shows support for national Time to Talk Day 7th February 2019

It’s Time to Talk all things mental health. That’s the message from Northumbria Police and the Force’s Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC who are showing their support for national Time to Talk Day. As it is...

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