Vera Baird

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National Press Releases

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

Vera Baird Praised at Stephen Lawrence Memorial Lecture 20th February 2015

The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird was given a special mention in the Stephen Lawrence Memorial Lecture by the Home Secretary. The Commissioner’s work in championing ending violence against women and girls was mentioned at the yearly...

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Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Welcomes Findings of Commons Education Committee 18th February 2015

The Commons Education Committee inquiry has reported that all schools in England should have to teach sex and relationships education (SRE) – this is an issue that Vera Baird has campaigned about for many years. The Northumbria Police and...

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Vera Baird Supports Calls to Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation 18th February 2015

High quality relationships and sex education must become part of the national curriculum to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation, Vera Baird has said. The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner has long supported the education of schoolchildren about the problem of...

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Commissioner Attends Special Conference to Launch the UK’s First Census of Women Killed by Men 13th February 2015

Vera Baird, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, attended a special conference in London launching the UK’s first census of women killed by men. The Femicide Census Conference brought together experts on fatal male violence towards women. It...

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Zero Tolerance Day to FGM supported by Commissioner Baird 6th February 2015

Today’s United Nation’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is being supported by Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner. The yearly event, held on 6 February, raises awareness of the harmful practice affecting millions of women...

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