1. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 21st - 28th April 2017

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    By Cumbria Together on 03 May 2017

    In this week’s briefing: • The Crime Survey is published showing that 21% of the population fell victim to crime in 2016 • Parliament is prorogued ahead of the general election • VS publishes a report looking at the experiences, interests and rights of victims in the criminal justice process

  2. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 17th - 24th March

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    By Cumbria Together on 27 March 2017

    In this week’s briefing: • Sexual offence victims will be able to pre-record their evidence in Crown Courts from September • The Prisons and Courts Bill is introduced into the House of Commons • A child sex offence is recorded by the police every ten minutes in the UK

  3. Launch of the New Thinkuknow Resource for Eight-to-Ten Year Olds

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    By Cumbria Together on 16 February 2017

    Today the National Crime Agency have launched a brand new Thinkuknow resource for eight to ten year olds called Play Like Share.

  4. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 3rd - 10th February 2017

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    By Cumbria Together on 16 February 2017

    In this week’s briefing: • Liz Saville Roberts MP introduced a Bill to prevent defence lawyers asking victims of sexual abuse irrelevant questions about their previous sexual history at court • Justice Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced a new prison and probation service • The ONS published statistics on violent crime and sexual offences for the year ending March 2016

  5. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 27th January - 3rd February

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    By Cumbria Together on 08 February 2017

    In this week’s briefing: • Nusrat Ghani MP introduces the Crime (Aggravated Murder of and Violence against Women) Bill to Parliament • The Policing and Crime Bill receives Royal Assent • The Mayor of London (Sadiq Khan) announces that a Victims’ Commissioner for London will be appointed, the first of its kind