1. The Crown Prosecution Service has published its first ever public statement recognising the needs and experiences of male victims

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    By Cumbria Together on 10 October 2017

    The Crown Prosecution Service has published its first ever public statement recognising the needs and experiences of male victims of offences including rape, domestic abuse, harassment, stalking and child sexual abuse. http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/latest_news/cps-makes-commitment-to-male-victim/ Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy: http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/equality/vaw/VAWG-Strategy-2017-2020.pdf

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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