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Tag: Lancashire Victim Services

Commissioner visits sexual violence project in Blackpool

Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has visited Blackpool Hospital to meet with staff providing support to victims of sexual violence as part of a Lancashire based project. The project places specialist support workers in health settings to provide immediate support to anyone who discloses recent or historic experiences of sexual violence and to provide access to further support through […]

10 May, 2019

Commissioner’s sexual violence support project receives national attention

A project funded by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner garnered national attention at an event organised by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners in London yesterday. The project, which places specialist support workers in hospitals to support victims of sexual violence and rape, has been selected as an example of best practice for using funding from the Home Office’s […]

1 February, 2019

Lancashire comes together to tackle domestic abuse

Events and activities are taking place across Lancashire as part of the White Ribbon Campaign’s 16 Days of Action. Following Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw’s successful bid to make Lancashire a White Ribbon County in October of 2017, Lancashire County Council and all Lancashire district councils and unitary authorities now hold White Ribbon Status which marks their commitment […]

3 December, 2018

Lancashire Victim Services celebrates anniversary as more people than ever receive support

Lancashire Victim Services has celebrated the first anniversary of its four multi-crime support hubs, as new figures reveal that the service is supporting more victims of crime than ever before. Staff and partners joined Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, in celebrating the milestone at the Preston hub, whilst events were also held at other centres in Accrington, Lancaster […]

24 April, 2018

Rape victim who met her attacker tells how restorative justice helped her get her life back

A female rape victim who met her attacker through a restorative justice programme in Lancashire has told how the process helped her move on with her life. Speaking anonymously to a conference of police and criminal justice professionals, hosted by Lancashire police and the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, she said that meeting her attacker had been crucial to her […]

24 November, 2017

Lancashire Victim Services launch domestic abuse campaign

There is a way out of abusive relationships – that’s the message of a new Lancashire Victim Services campaign encouraging people who may be experiencing domestic abuse to take the step and get help. The campaign, which launched on Monday, 20 November, sees a combination of radio and bus shelter adverts as well as posters to be displayed in public […]

20 November, 2017

National Victims’ Commissioner sees innovative support services hub in action

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner welcomed the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales on a visit to one of Lancashire’s innovative hubs in Preston, to see first-hand how the service is helping victims of crime. The new hub-based approach is the first of its kind in the UK and Baroness Newlove, whose role as Victims’ Commissioner is to promote the […]

4 October, 2017

Lancashire Victim Services offers ongoing support to Manchester Terror Victims

As funerals for the Lancashire victims of the terrible attack on Manchester’s MEN arena begin to take place, ongoing specialist support from Lancashire Victim Services (LVS) is available to anyone affected. The service offers emotional support and counselling to help victims recover and come to terms with what has happened. Support is not just available to those directly affected but […]

14 June, 2017

Victims of crime set to benefit from enhanced support services

For the first time, Lancashire Victim Services will bring together services for victims of hate crime, young victims, victims of sexual abuse and domestic abuse as well victims of more general crime types and of repeat anti-social behaviour. Responsibility for victim services in Lancashire transferred to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office in April 2015. Commissioner Clive Grunshaw established Lancashire […]

5 April, 2017

More support for victims of crime in Lancashire

More victims of crime will be able to access support as Lancashire Victim Services looks to expand to help more people. The service, set up by Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw in April 2015, expects to grow to receive more than 60,000 referrals in future years and is set to extend the support it offers to include domestic […]

13 September, 2016
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