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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

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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Labour Group of Police & Crime Commissioner urge Home Secretary to take action 13th September 2016

The Labour Group of Police & Crime Commissioners have today called upon the new Home Secretary, Amber Rudd MP, to finish a job that the Prime Minister promised to do but failed. Mrs Baird and her Labour Police and...

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Chair of Association of Police & Crime Commissioners speaks about tackling sexual harassment in schools 12th September 2016

The Chair of the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners, Vera Baird has today attended two important events in London about girls. Commissioner Baird has joined Maria Miller MP and Lisa Nandy MP at the Plan UK event to...

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‘Your force, your priorities’ – PCC Vera Baird asks Newcastle for their policing priorities 12th September 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, is consulting the people of Newcastle on Wednesday 5th October 2016 at Newcastle Civic Centre at 6pm as she looks to help inform her police and crime plan. Chaired by Cllr...

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