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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 highlights support available for victims of Manchester attacks

Last night saw a cowardly and vile attack on crowds of mostly young people leaving a concert at Manchester Arena. All our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends who have been affected by this horrific act of violence and terror. We are aware that many young victims are from Lancashire who will have travelled, some with friends […]

23 May, 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

Commissioner invites applications for £75k funding pot

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has relaunched his Community Action Fund (CAF) by making £75,000 available to fund grass roots initiatives that help cut crime, reduce re-offending or support victims. The CAF scheme has grown since it was first launched in 2013 and more than £190,000 has been awarded to 116 organisations to date. Last year, grants worth […]

5 July, 2016

Commissioner makes fresh appeal after arrests

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of historic sex offences after detectives investigating the murder of Blackpool schoolgirl Charlene Downes uncovered evidence identifying other potential victims of abuse. Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw made a fresh appeal for information following the arrests, which are not directly connected to the death of Charlene, who was 14 when she […]

27 June, 2016

Commissioner visits innovative safeguarding project

Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has been to see for himself a brand new project being set up to help children who have been victims of sexual abuse in Blackpool. He met with the Blackpool Council staff behind the Enlighten project, which has been awarded a £100,000 grant using money seized from criminals, to hear about how it will help some […]

15 March, 2016

New service for victims to report anti-Muslim hate crime

Victims of Islamophobic abuse can now report incidents using a new telephone service thanks to funding from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC). A dedicated third-party reporting service for victims of anti-Muslim abuse, run by the Lancashire Council of Mosques (LCM), aims to raise awareness of the problem and launched on Friday (February 26) following […]

2 March, 2016
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