Topic: Victims’ rights and policies
Victims’ Commissioner publishes 2022 Victim Survey survey results as she prepares to address the House of Lords in response to the King’s Speech.
A new law standardising how and when the police can lawfully extract information from electronic devices takes effect.
To tackle what is described as a ‘worrying’ lack of awareness, the second UK-wide ASB Awareness Week is running from 18-24 July 2022, calling on public bodies to use the opportunity to raise public knowledge of the Community Trigger.
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is often treated as ‘low-level crime’ or even as sub-criminal but its impact can be deeply injurious and it is often targeted against people who are vulnerable already. It is high time tackling ASB became a top priority for government.
How have we got to the position where victims find their treatment by the criminal justice system to be worse than the crime itself? We urgently need an entire change of culture in how the justice system sees, hears and helps victims.
In her 2021/22 Annual Report, Dame Vera Baird looks to the changes the Victims' Bill needs to usher in.
The distressing truth is that if you are raped in Britain today, your chances of seeing justice are slim
In her 2021/22 Annual Report, Dame Vera Baird reflects on the investigation and prosecution of rape in England and Wales.
New draft legislation published by the justice secretary Dominic Raab will give victims more support in their pursuit of justice – but the Victims' Commissioner warns that more work is required to make significant change.
Victims' Commissioner launches survey aimed at capturing the lived experience of victims of online harmful and abusive behaviours in England and Wales.
Setting a time limit for modern slavery claims fails to take into account the trauma suffered by those subjected to abuse.