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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

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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PCC Vera Baird welcomes ‘long overdue’ compulsory sex education in schools 19th December 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has welcomed ‘long-overdue’ plans for sex education and relationships education (SRE) to be made compulsory in all schools. Ms Baird has campaigned on the matter for years, calling on the government...

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Christmas Message 2016, Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria 19th December 2016

“It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of 2016 already, who would have thought at the beginning of the year we would have voted to leave Europe, have a new Prime Minister and that Donald Trump...

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