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Police & Crime Commissioners Victims of Crime Survey

Posted by Danni on October 14th, 2021 A message from our Police & Crime Commissioner Victims of Crime Survey - October 2021 It is vitally important to me that victims of crime have their voice heard within the police force and that support is available if people need it. As your Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria I want to make sure... Read more

New updated Victims Code of Practice

Posted by Danni on April 28th, 2021   The Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (Victims’ Code) focuses on victims' rights and sets out the minimum standards that must be provided to victims of crime by organisations (referred to as service providers) in England and Wales Find the link to the updated Victims Code of Practice HERE

Sexual Violence Awareness Week – 1-7th February

Posted by Danni on February 2nd, 2021 What is an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)? How can they help me if I have been a victim of a sexual assault or rape? What will they do / say? Lots of people have questions about just what one of our Independent Sexual Violence advisors does. This  Sexual Violence Awareness Week, we look to... Read more

Christmas Opening Hours

Posted by Danni on December 21st, 2020 This year has been incredibly difficult for many of us. However we wish you all the very best for Christmas and New Year and we hope 2021 brings better things. Best wishes from the VFN team.

Hate Crime Awareness Week

Posted by Danni on November 2nd, 2020 Sadly Hate Crime Awareness week was a little different this year due to COVID19, last having seen us host our own Hate Crime event, however we still marked the week by hosting a week long advice and support provision via Live Chat. Live chat has been an essential tool throughout the last 7 months, allowing... Read more