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Topic: Victims’ Code

The Victims’ Bill – an opportunity to revolutionise how victims are treated

In her 2021/22 Annual Report, Dame Vera Baird looks to the changes the Victims' Bill needs to usher in.

Victims’ Bill holds promise but falls short in key areas, says Victims’ Commissioner

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.

New Victims’ Code comes into force – “a positive step forward for victims”

The Victims' Commissioner welcomes the government commitment to consult on a Victims Law as she announces new research looking into victims' recent experience of the Code.

The Victims’ Commissioner welcomes the new Victims Code as a “positive step forward for victims”

Dame Vera Baird said she was “pleased” to see the government had acted upon her suggestions and she looked forward to working with the government on how the Code could be promoted and agencies held to account with the introduction of a Victims’ Law.