Insights and blogs

15.07.2021

Victim Services Commissioning

A year later than scheduled due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we saw, in May, the (re) election of police and crime commissioners. About a third of those elected are new commissioners and, along with those re-elected, will bring with…

18.06.2021

Rape review

The government’s end to end rape review published today (Rape review) acknowledges, right at the start, that there are too many cases where those reporting rape have not been given the professional, diligent, empathic support they deserve by those investigating…

6.05.2021

Dangerous ground?

Are students failed by inadequate response to rape culture In recent weeks there have  been increasingly compelling voices warning us of some of the problems in the world of education. These are not the “usual” problems: under achievement, lack of…

10.02.2021

Quality Mark Award: Victim Lincs

Victim Lincs Quality Mark Award We are delighted to announce that Victim Lincs (Victim Lincs) has been awarded a Quality Mark demonstrating they deliver an excellent service for victims of crime in Lincolnshire.Congratulations to all those who deliver this vital…

22.12.2020

Beyond Covid 19

As we approach the Christmas holidays we can all be forgiven for reflecting how much has changed since this time last year. It’s not just the absence of festive parties with our work colleagues and friends; it’s not just the…

24.09.2020

Male victims of domestic abuse

Male victims of domestic abuse   Charities dealing with men who suffer domestic abuse have, according to recently highlighted statistics BBC news, seen requests for help jump by up to 60% during the Covid 19 lockdown period. These follow on…

10.09.2020

Section 28 Rollout

Section 28 to be available in all courts by the end of the year Giving evidence and being cross-examined in open court is a traumatic experience for any witness but more daunting for a child or a vulnerable witness Section…

17.07.2020

HMCPSI Annual Report – Blog

Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Inspectorate has just published its 2019-20 annual report. This report comes against a backdrop of diminished resource availability over a prolonged period and, of course, the beginning of the Covid 19 crisis. As the report highlights,…

2.07.2020

Rape and CPS prosecutions

CPS approach to rape prosecutions ‘a disaster for justice for a crime which is already a terrible fit for our adversarial system’   This week, The Guardian published the latest in a series of articles tracking both an alleged change…