Victims' Commissioner for England & Wales ( @VictimsComm ) Twitter Profile

VictimsComm

Victims' Commissioner for England & Wales

Dame Vera Baird QC - an independent voice promoting the interests of victims & witnesses.

Petty France, Westminster

Joined on 18 October, 2011

http://www.victimscommissioner.org.uk

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Replying to @CanineDubh: @Wecantconsentto @VictimsComm Don't blame the Police they are as frustrated by the system as anyone. The CPS hold all the c…

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Replying to @tortoise: How many women are killed, but not counted?

Part two of our Hidden Homicides series tells the story of one family’s decade-l…

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Replying to @EVAWuk: HAPPENING NOW: Our judicial review against the CPS due to their failure to prosecute rape is being heard in the court of appeal…

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HAPPENING NOW: Our judicial review against the CPS due to their failure to prosecute rape is being heard in the court of appeal. We will be live tweeting here 👇🏿

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Quoted @NHSuk

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Report suspicious emails to:

The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge on the NHS.

The NHS will never ask you to share bank details or pay for a vaccine.

If you receive an email, text or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam #coronavirusfrauds

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For details on how you will be contacted by the NHS about the COVID-19 when it's your turn, check their website:

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Replying to @centreWJ: Later this morning our two-day judicial review hearing, with @EVAWuk, will begin at the Court of Appeal. Judges will conside…

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Later this morning our two-day judicial review hearing, with @EVAWuk, will begin at the Court of Appeal. Judges will consider whether the CPS unlawfully changed its policy and practice on decision-making in rape cases. We are calling for # #rapejusticenow

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The CPS has failed to offer any convincing explanation to account for the fall in the number of cases they are prosecuting.

Whatever the @EVAWuk & @centreWJ verdict, it is a damning indictment of CPS policy on rape prosecutions that it has come to this.

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How many women are killed, but not counted?

Part two of our Hidden Homicides series tells the story of one family’s decade-long struggle to get justice for their daughter, whose murder was missed by police:

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@Wecantconsentto @VictimsComm Don't blame the Police they are as frustrated by the system as anyone. The CPS hold all the cards. The Police job is to catch the bad guys but the current system removed them from the ability to prosecute. 🥴

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Replying to @David_Challen: 'If you are raped in Britain today, your chances of seeing justice are slim'
- @VictimsComm

A statement of fact single-…

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'If you are raped in Britain today, your chances of seeing justice are slim'
- @VictimsComm

A statement of fact single-handedly engineered by the CPS due to their secret “risk-averse" policy.

A total failure to victims’ trust to prosecute their attackers.

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Replying to @Wecantconsentto: A woman working in rape crisis says she thought her job would be supporting women to go to court.

But she's only done…

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Quoted @thesundaytimes

Backlogs in the justice system are punishing the victims and allowing the guilty to walk free

The adage, ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ is still true today. Without urgent and significant action to reduce and eliminate what were already chronic backlogs in cases, the implications for victims and witnesses are severe.

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Quoted @tortoise

How many women are killed – but not counted? For months we have been investigating the true scale of fatal domestic abuse.

Next week we publish a 4-part podcast series on the shocking stories of women whose deaths may be going unrecognised, and uncounted, by police.

This is important. The true toll of domestic abuse could be far higher than we know.

Starting today, a new four-part series from @louisetickle reports on shocking stories of women whose deaths go unrecognised, and uncounted, by police. I'm grateful to have been involved.

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Replying to @nicolejacobsST: It is key that we see post separation abuse included in the #DABill which goes to Committee stage today @UKHouseofLords

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Quoted @EVAWuk

'It's a national scandal.'

ICYMI: EVAW and @centreWJ were on @BBCRadio4's Today Programme discussing our judicial review against the CPS for the mishandling of rape cases. #rapejusticenow

Listen here: (at 6.40)

A woman working in rape crisis says she thought her job would be supporting women to go to court.

But she's only done that 5 times in 2.5 years.

'The fight for justice is no longer about bringing the perpetrator to justice-it becomes the fight for justice with the police & CPS'

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Quoted @timesredbox

Women are often better protected if they stay with their abusers — this must change, writes @nicolejacobsST

It is key that we see post separation abuse included in the #DABill which goes to Committee stage today @UKHouseofLords. This is 1 of the amendments that I am backing to ensure that all #DomesticAbuse victims get the protection they need. @SEAresource @safelives_ @BertinGabby

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Quoted @TheHowardLeague

Join us online for our next 'In Conversation with...' event on Wednesday 27 January.

In the fifth event of the series, @francescrook will be talking to @VeraBaird, Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales.

Book your place and find out more:

Replying to @TheHowardLeague: Coming up next week...

In Conversation with... @VeraBaird, Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales.

Places stil…

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Replying to @EVAWuk: ‘They decided the jury wouldn’t believe me’: CPS accused of secret change to rape policy - previewing our case with ⁦@centreWJ⁩…

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‘They decided the jury wouldn’t believe me’: CPS accused of secret change to rape policy - previewing our case with ⁦@centreWJ⁩ against the CPS, which will be heard in the Court of Appeal this Tues & Wed #RapeJusticeNow

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Replying to @VictimsComm: I welcome this new CSA strategy & look forward to seeing more detail, including a gov't action plan setting out proposals…

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Quoted @peter1fahy

As the Commissioner says the disastrous downward trajectory of rape charges continues added to huge backlogs in courts - at what point is rape effectively decriminalised ?

Replying to @VictimsComm: Former chief constable of Manchester sharing my huge concerns of the yet further downward trajectory in CPS charging for r…

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Replying to @ChildrensComm: .@annelongfield: “I welcome the new CSA strategy and its emphasis on early intervention, cross govt and agency working a…

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Quoted @ukhomeoffice

Today @PritiPatel has published a first-of-its-kind national strategy to protect children from all forms of child sexual abuse.

The government will relentlessly pursue offenders whilst protecting more victims and survivors.

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I welcome this new CSA strategy & look forward to seeing more detail, including a gov't action plan setting out proposals for implementation & evaluation.

This plan should be developed in consultation with the expert rape and sexual violence sector, who have much to contribute.

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.@annelongfield: “I welcome the new CSA strategy and its emphasis on early intervention, cross govt and agency working and data gathering. With so many undetected cases, supporting professionals to identify signs of abuse is essential along with high quality support for children.

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Former chief constable of Manchester sharing my huge concerns of the yet further downward trajectory in CPS charging for rape, shown yesterday in their latest data.

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Coming up next week...

In Conversation with... @VeraBaird, Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales.

Places still available...

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The Victims’ Commissioner is looking for a new Chief Executive Officer.

An exciting opportunity for someone with CJS experience, a passion to support victims & who is keen to make a real difference.

PLEASE SHARE

Apply here:

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