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

Forces should not be made to “bid for their own money”, says PCC Vera Baird 16th August 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, and fellow Labour PCCs have attacked the government for making forces ‘bid for their own money’, through what is called the Police Transformation Fund. The Police Transformation Fund was launched to...

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Vera Baird QC welcomes reassurance that child abuse inquiry will not be halted 5th August 2016

Vera Baird QC and fellow Police and Crime Commissioners have been reassured by the National Police Lead for Child Protection and Abuse Investigations, that the work of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) , headed up by...

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Vera Baird QC urges the Government to deliver on anti-drink drive priority 4th August 2016

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC,  has said more still needs to be done to tackle needless, alcohol-related deaths, following statistics released today, which show drink drive fatalities are not reducing significantly year-on-year. A report by the...

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PCC funded CSE facilities gain national approval 4th August 2016

A ‘community hub’, dedicated to tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), made possible thanks to funding secured by Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has been given the stamp of approval by national CSE charity, NWG. NWG is...

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Commissioner Baird Welcomes Commitment to Defeat Modern Slavery 2nd August 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC,  has welcomed a ‘long-due’ commitment from the Government to lead international efforts to defeat Modern Slavery. She said: “Slavery is a very real problem and I have campaigned for more to...

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