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

Reply to Invitation from the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner 10th October 2016

Dear Commissioner, I am sorry that I cannot be at the wreath laying service at Westminster Abbey to commemorate the work of William Wilberforce and to mark the United Kingdom’s commitment to combat modern slavery, this is due to...

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Improved support for prisoners leaving after short sentences is a must, says Vera Baird QC 4th October 2016

Vera Baird QC has said it’s vital that the Government improves the support made available to prisoners leaving prison after short sentences. Her comments follow the publication of a report by the HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate...

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PCC speaks at Labour Party Conference 29th September 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird told the Labour Party annual conference in Liverpool that Labour PCCs were now a ‘permanent part of Labour in Government, using Labour values to transform crime prevention and community safety. ‘ ‘Our...

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Vera Baird QC says ‘Sexual abuse against the elderly is a very real problem that must not be ignored’ 21st September 2016

Vera Baird QC, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, says new figures about the scale of alleged sex offences taking place against elderly residents in care homes should act as...

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Vera Baird QC welcomes Government u-turn to exempt refuges from benefit cuts 20th September 2016

Vera Baird QC, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, has welcomed the Government’s announcement to exempt domestic abuse refuges from planned welfare reform and to work with partners on a...

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