Placing victims at the heart of the criminal justice system is a commitment within the Police and Crime Plan for Essex.
As Police and Crime Commissioner I am committed to ensuring victims receive the support they are entitled to under the Victims’ Code of Practice and that we will ensure services for victims are driven by their needs and provide the necessary support to help them cope and recover from crime.
In October 2014 the MoJ devolved responsibility for the provision of local victim support services and restorative justice to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. In preparation of these changes, my team produced a detailed analysis of victims’ needs across Essex, as well as a review of local crime data and of good practice from across the country. The needs analysis was undertaken in consultation with key stakeholders including victims themselves and agencies working to support victims. The 2014 analyses can be found using the links below.
My office are currently finalising a refresh of the needs analysis which will be completed shortly. This exercise is to evaluate our progress since 2014, and to identify any emerging needs of victims’ in Essex. Once this document is finalised we will be hosting an event to share with key stakeholders. The initial draft of this assessment can be read using the links below.
Earlier this year I consulted on my commissioning intentions which set-out my vision and intentions for commissioning services for victims of crime across Essex, Southend and Thurrock. I now have the pleasure of publishing the final version of these commissioning intentions below;
I was encouraged to receive a wide range of responses to this consultation exercise. A summary of the comments received, and the OPCC’s responses, are contained with the report below;
Statement by the Police & Crime Commissioner
on Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act requires any commercial organisation that is a body corporate or partnership, carries on a business or part of a business in the UK, supplies goods or services and has an annual turnover of £36m or more to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement
To view the Home Office slavery and human trafficking statement please follow the link 20170222 Modern Slavery.
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