1. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 16th - 23rd September

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    By Cumbria Together on 26 September 2016

    In this week’s briefing:  First Minister Carwyn Jones sets out the Welsh Government’s plan for the next five years  Financial Fraud Action UK figures show that more than 1 million incidents of fraud occurred between January and June 2016  Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court of England and Wales, says the court system is “ill-prepared” for the rise in the number of child abuse cases  A report by the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) shows that the UK Government failed to fully meet 81 out of 85 recommendations made by the United Nations in 2012 to improve domestic human rights protections

  2. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 12th - 18th September

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    By Cumbria Together on 26 September 2016

    Your Weekly Policy Update: 12 - 18 September In this week’s briefing:  The Government announces a national roll out of pre-trial evidence sessions for vulnerable victims and witnesses  A Committee of MPs finds that 59% of women and girls have experienced some form of sexual harassment in school or college in the past year  The Home Affairs Committee says it is “beyond belief” that there has not been a single successful prosecution of FGM

  3. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 26th August - 2nd September

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    By Cumbria Together on 13 September 2016

    In this week’s briefing:  An HMIC survey reveals that victims and witnesses are more likely to be dissatisfied with local policing than those who have had contact for other reasons  Replacing the Human Rights Act of 1998 with a new British Bill of Rights may lead to decreased levels of human rights protection, says the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination  The Justice Committee says the inclusion of a right to access restorative justice services in the Victims’ Law is a laudable goal

  4. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 19th - 26th August

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    By Cumbria Together on 13 September 2016

    In this week’s briefing:  The Metropolitan Police Service is a force of “commuter cops”, according to think tank Policy Exchange  The Home Affairs Committee says “the support made available to families of individuals who travel abroad to join terrorist organisations is lamentable”  New research by the Police Foundation reveals between 31% and 45% of all fraud that occurs locally may be linked to organised crime

  5. Carlisle Funding Event - Thursday 29 September 2016

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    By Cumbria Together on 13 September 2016

    Carlisle Funding Event Thursday 29 September 2016 10am – 3pm Morton Community Centre, Carlisle