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Topic: Victims’ services

BLOG: Bold and ambitious action on fraud will help victims

The Victims' Commissioner writes about her research on fraud and the impact it has victims, while also calling for the government to be bold and ambitious in its upcoming fraud strategy.

Fraud surged by 24% under Covid. Now a new study reveals around 700,000 victims a year are likely to be highly vulnerable to fraudulent crime and seriously harmed by it

New Victims' Commissioner report maps out victims of fraud and suggests who criminal justice agencies and support services should prioritise. The findings come as the government is set to enhance Action Fraud with new systems and is set to publish its new fraud strategy.

We need a separate strategy for tackling physical and sexual violence against men and boys

The Home Office needs to offer a separate strategy for developing the rights and support services for men and boys who are victims of interpersonal violence of a physical or sexual nature.

BLOG | National Road Victim Month: The value of specialist support must not be underestimated

National Road Victim Month is held annually in August to remember people that have been killed or injured on our roads. To mark the month, Dame Vera Baird blogs on the specialist support needs of road crash victims.

Watch VC webinar: Next steps for special measures

The Victims’ Commissioner and her team held a live discussion and Q&A of her new review of special measures on 26 May.

Victims encouraged to apply for ‘same roof’ rule compensation by 13 June deadline

Ruling out an extension to the deadline, Minister Malthouse reassures victims that late applications will still be considered on a “case-by-case basis”.

Victims’ Commissioner launches new Victims’ Survey

Dame Vera Baird calls for victims to share their views of the criminal justice system.

Victims’ Commissioner calls for legal aid for inquests

Grant bereaved families automatic non means-tested funding for legal representation following state related deaths, says Victims' Commissioner.

Victims’ Commissioner welcomes government commitment to consult on community-based domestic abuse services

Dame Vera Baird "really pleased" by government move to consult on community-based domestic abuse services as part of the Victims Law consultation

Victims’ Commissioner backs Sudden Bereavement Charter in letter to CEO

In a letter to Mary Williams, Sudden CEO, Dame Vera Baird lends her support to Sudden's Bereavement Charter, as new analysis shows unexpected deaths triple.