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The Commissioner serves on a number of national bodies and on the board of national charities such as Respect and Eaves.  Find out more about this work here. All media enquiries should be made to the OPCC by telephoning 0191 221 9800

Sex education is a must to help change victim blaming culture, says Vera Baird QC 20th January 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC has said that a key way in which we can combat deep-seated sexism around sexual consent and victim blaming within our culture is by the Government implementing statutory sex and...

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Sex education won’t be made compulsory in schools, says Government 13th January 2017

Government plans to make teaching about sex, domestic abuse and LGBT issues compulsory in schools in England and Wales have been scrapped, in a move that Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC,  has described as a...

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Dame Vera Baird QC backs call for action to tackle women MP numbers 13th January 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC has welcomed a report by the Women and Equalities Committee concluding that political parties must be held to account for the lack of women MPs at Westminster. As well as...

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Operation Encompass appoints new patron 11th January 2017

Operation Encompass, which is an innovative early intervention scheme which supports children and young people who are exposed to domestic abuse has appointed Dame Vera Baird QC PCC for Northumbria as its patron. Operation Encompass trains key adults in...

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Dame Vera Baird welcomes urgent inquiry into victims cross examination by domestic abusers in the family courts 5th January 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has welcomed an emergency review of how to stop domestic abusers from using the family courts to continue persecuting their victims. She has emphasised the urgency of finding a solution....

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