1. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 26th December 2016 - 6th January 2017

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    By Cumbria Together on 09 January 2017

    In this week’s briefing: • The Justice Secretary orders a review to ban perpetrators of domestic abuse from directly cross-examining their victims in the family courts • The maximum sentence for stalking is set to double from five years to ten • The Children’s Commissioner releases a report warning that children are being left to fend for themselves in the digital world

  2. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 9th - 16th December

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    By Cumbria Together on 04 January 2017

    In this week’s briefing: • The Mayor of London announces investment of £72 million to tackle crime across London • The Public Accounts Committee finds that “variability in the quality and consistency of help and protection services is leaving children at risk of harm” • The National Audit Office concludes that the “Government’s response has not kept pace with the growth in online consumer fraud” • The Ministry of Justice publishes the quarterly criminal court statistics

  3. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 2nd - 9th December

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    By Cumbria Together on 04 January 2017

    In this week’s briefing: • HMIC identifies 436 reported allegations of abuse of authority for sexual gain received by police forces in England and Wales • Home Secretary Amber Rudd announces plans for a new stalking protection order • The Home Office announces a new £15 million fund “to boost local provision of VAWG [Violence Against Women and Girls] services to promote and embed the best local practice” • 1.8 million adults say they were victims of domestic abuse in the last year, according to figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales

  4. Victim Support Open Day

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    By Cumbria Together on 04 January 2017

    Victim Support are looking for volunteers

  5. Your Chance to get involved

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    By Cumbria Together on 30 November 2016

    The Crown Prosecution Service(CPS) is carrying out some public consultations on the CPS public policy statements for dealing with;