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

Extra cash for victims of crime welcomed by Vera Baird 8th August 2014

A Government announcement which will bring more cash to help victims of crime has been welcomed by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird. Policing Minister Mike Penning’s announcement that the Victim Surcharge will be extended to include offenders...

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Vera Baird calls for firm action in tackling Legal Highs – New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) 8th August 2014

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC has today called on the Home Secretary to deliver on her Government’s policy to tackle legal highs and take strong action against those who sell such products. Legal highs produce similar...

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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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