1. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 27th January - 3rd February

    Post in
    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

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

    Post in
    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

  3. Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 6th - 13th January

    Post in
    By Cumbria Together on 13 January 2017

    In this week’s briefing: •MP’s debate Lords amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill •New research carried out for Barnardo’s finds that almost three quarters of children aged between 11 and 15 in England believe age appropriate sex and relationship education would make them safer •Researchers at Cambridge University warn that banks are more likely to refuse compensation to victims of fraud who are elderly, poor, female or black

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

    Post in
    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

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

    Post in
    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