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Tougher sentencing and monitoring in Government overhaul of terrorism response

Tougher sentences, an end to early release and a major review of the management of convicted terrorists are among a raft of measures that have been announced by the Conservative Government with a view to strengthening the UK’s response to terrorism. Confirmed by Home Secretary...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020
Diana Fawcett
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Victims’ Law is Needed to End ‘Lottery of Support’

Almost all of us have been affected by crime at some point in our lives, writes Diana Fawcett. Whether through personal experience of a crime or being reminded by terrible acts in the news, crime can have a devastating impact on individuals, making them feel unsafe an...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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Victims of crime support overhauled with unveiling of cross-Government Victims Strategy

Support for the victims of crime will be overhauled following the launch of the inaugural cross-Government Victims Strategy in which Justice Secretary David Gauke sets out how the Government will ensure that support for victims – including those of violent offences such as...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018
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Travel industry actively training members of staff to deal with terrorist incidents

The travel industry is providing training for staff working in the UK and overseas in a bid to help keep holidaymakers safe this summer. Over 23,000 employees have attended education sessions, which include detailed advice on how to spot suspicious items and activities, as well...
Posted On 11 Jul 2017
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Individuals traumatised in terrorist attacks “falling through gaps in support system” states Victim Support

The lack of a widely recognised definition of a ‘victim’ of terrorism is putting at risk survivors receiving the emotional and practical help they need after being caught up in an attack. This is according to new research conducted by Victim Support. While families bereaved by...
Posted On 11 Nov 2016
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Victim Support launches MOPAC-funded live chat service for victims of crime in London

Victim Support has launched a new online live chat service for people affected by crime in London. The new service will enable people who may find it difficult to access support over the phone or in person to gain help more easily. The service is operated by Victim Support and...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
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“Financial fraud incidents rise by 53% in first half of 2016” reports FFA UK

According to official figures just released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK), more than one million incidents of financial fraud occurred in the first six months of 2016. This represents a 53% increase compared to the same period last year, meaning that an inciden...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM
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Metropolitan Police Service moves to clarify Commissioner’s statement on victims of fraud

Following on from a detailed article published in The Times on Thursday 24 March, the Metropolitan Police Service has stated that it’s wrong for anyone to interpret Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s comments, which were made as part of a wide-ranging interview on...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016
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Victim Support marks European Day for Victims of Crime with full backing for 2016 event

On Monday 22 February, Victim Support is celebrating the European Day for Victims of Crime in order to raise awareness of victims’ rights across Europe. Last year, the independent charity for victims of crime offered support to 1.2 million people affected by criminality in...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016
Baroness Helen Newlove: the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales
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“Tens of thousands” of crime victims denied opportunity to give Personal Statement suggests Victims’ Commissioner

Victim Support has moved swiftly to express “serious concerns” that tens of thousands – and perhaps in excess of one million* – victims of crime every year are being denied the opportunity to make a Victim Personal Statement – not only denying those victims a voice,...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
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