Insights and blogs

The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Having started to listen to Dylan again I wondered, as many have, whether Bob Dylan meant that the truth is so obvious (blowin in the wind) or one of life’s incomprehensible intangibles when he wrote the song in 1962.

Russia needs to kick-start reform on Domestic Violence

Russia’s hosting of a very successful World Cup finals is a major step in a campaign to enhance the country’s international reputation – and the warmth of the welcome for visiting football fans, the quality of the new stadiums and…

Putting Victims First

It’s a strange paradox that as a society we talk a lot and hear a lot about the need to reduce crime, bring offenders to account, the dreadful impact crime can have and the need to offer effective support to…

GDPR and what it means for victims

Most people last week were bombarded with emails, that you may have felt you were actually a victim of this new data protection legislation yourself. But as the calm is restored after the last few weeks of madness you might…

The Virtual Court: Transformation or Bust……

By Andrew Morley, Non-Executive Director. This article first appeared in Policing Insight and argues that the introduction of Video Links between Police Stations and Courts provides the opportunity for modernisation of our criminal justice system, and that this needs to be an…

Victim of Domestic Abuse: how do I get help?

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, age or ethnicity. We believe that anyone  affected by domestic abuse should be able to receive the care and support they are entitled to.

Victim of Hate Crime: how do I get help?

Hate crime is defined as ‘any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone based on a personal characteristic.’

Victim of Sexual Violence: how do I get help?

If you’re worried someone might see you have been on this page, find out how to stay safe online here. If you have been victim of sexual violence it isn’t your fault – where you were, if you had been drinking,…