Category: Support

Victims of crime paying the price for cuts to the policing budget

A new Police Federation survey of detectives shows that around two thirds of respondents are struggling to find time to give what they consider to be a full service to victims of crime. The article below contains links to the survey findings and draft report. Victims of crime paying the price for cuts to the policing budget. Read more →

Victim Support: The Murder Workers

Take a look at the following documentary to find out more about the work of Victim Support, dealing with the families of homicide victims. Title: The Murder Workers Channel Name: Channel 4 Date: Thursday 16 May 2013 at 21:00 Read more →

New laws being introduced to ensure victim rights

Important new developments for victims of crime have been announced. These address existing shortcomings, bringing us into line with the EU Directive establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime.   A bold new vision for the treatment of victims – Press releases – GOV.UK. Read more →

Are victims the poor relation in the CJS?

Title: The Victim’s Tale: Tonight
Channel Name: ITV
Date: Monday 29 Nov 2010 at 20:00
Description: Fiona Foster investigates whether victims are the poor relation in the criminal justice system and meets families who have been let down by the system. [S]

Child sexual exploitation in Rotherham: full report

In August 2014, an Independent Inquiry was published into serious failures linked with the abuse of more than 1400 children in Rotherham (in Yorkshire, UK). Unsurprisingly, this attracted a lot of media attention. You can read the full report here, and make your own mind up about the mistakes and lessons learned: Pay particular attention to instances of victim… Read more →