1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 13th - 20th January 2017

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    By Cumbria Together on 25 January 2017

    In this week’s briefing: • The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, warns that it will become increasingly difficult to keep Londoner’s safe if further cuts are made to the Metropolitan Police Service • Director of the UK Fraud Advisory Panel, David Clarke, suggests that victims of bank transfer fraud should consider taking banks to court as ‘facilitators’ of the crime • New ONS figures show there were over 10 million victims of crime last year