Vera Baird

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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

Refuge Provision – At Crisis Point? 6th August 2014

Why should she have to leave her home because of his violence? Because she wants to stay alive is the answer, and she wants her children to stay alive too. The reality is that women experiencing domestic violence “choose”,...

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Home Office Modern Slavery campaign supported by Vera Baird 2nd August 2014

A new Home Office Modern Slavery marketing campaign which is running until the end of October has won the backing of Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird. The campaign warns that slavery is not confined to the past...

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ACPO lead gets it wrong on domestic violence 28th July 2014

Vera Baird QC, Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, has given her strong backing to Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Copper’s call for Community Resolutions not to be used for serious crimes such as domestic violence. In data compiled by...

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Government action plan reflects regional strategy 17th July 2014

A newly published Government action plan has been welcomed by Vera Baird who says its aims reflect her own. This week the Ministry of Justice published its Transforming the Criminal Justice System Strategy and Action Plan. This plan considers...

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Vera Baird welcomes Victims’ Commissioner’s annual report 8th July 2014

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, welcomed today’s publication of the Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove’s annual report and congratulated her on a first year in which she has ensured the needs of victims remain at the heart...

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