1. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 7th - 14th October

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    By Cumbria Together on 20 October 2016

    In this week’s briefing:  Victim Support launches a new domestic abuse campaign  The Justice Committee launches an inquiry on the implications of Brexit on the justice system  The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland OBE, says there are “too many gaps in the system for victims [of modern slavery] to fall through”  Since 2014/15 there has been a 19% rise in the number of police recorded hate crimes, according to new figures published by the Home Office

  2. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 30th September - 7th October

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    By Cumbria Together on 11 October 2016

    In this week’s briefing:  The Justice Secretary Liz Truss promises “the biggest overhaul of our prisons in a generation”  Draft guidelines are published on sentencing for knife crime offences  The Council of Europe release a report on hate speech and racist violence in the UK

  3. Barriers for LGBT people in Cumbria accessing sexual abuse and violence survey

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    By Cumbria Together on 11 October 2016

    Outreach Cumbria have been commissioned by the Police and Crime Commission of Cumbria to find out what the barriers are for LGBT people who have been victims of sexual abuse and violence.

  4. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 23 - 30 September 2016

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    By Cumbria Together on 30 September 2016

    In this week’s briefing:  Policing Minister, Brandon Lewis, says “police forces need to think more ambitiously about the types of interventions and capabilities needed to transform their response to victims”  The Metropolitan Police announce that Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will retire in February 2017  Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham, says British Muslims should not have to go to the police to report hate crime

  5. 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