Helping to end violence against women and girls is a priority for PCCs

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) has been bought into sharp focus by recent tragic and high profiles cases, however these are neither isolated incidents nor is VAWG a new challenge. PCCs recognise that a whole system approach is needed which draws together partners from across the board to affect change.

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Download the APCC VAWG Action Plan 2022-23 (.pdf)

For PCCs, their teams and wider partners, to help tackle violence against women and girls.

 

Download the PCC VAWG Infographic (.pdf) 

Download the VAWG infographic

Our interactive PDF demonstrates how PCCs are prioritising work locally to tackle violence against women and girls.

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News

APCC Joint Victims Leads Donna Jones & Sophie Linden respond to the publication of draft Victims Bill

Government announces it will be publishing a draft Victims Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny.

NPCC & CoP VAWG Outcomes and performance framework

APCC Victims Leads welcome the joint National Police Chiefs Council and College of Policing’s Violence Against Women and Girls Outcomes and performance framework.

APCC Violence Against Women and Girls Action Plan 2022-23

Today we publish our Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Action Plan.

Home Secretary launches new Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan

APCC Joint APCC Victims Leads welcome the Government’s Domestic Abuse Action Plan as an important step forward in tackling this abhorrent crime.

Rape victims are still being failed by the criminal justice system

APCC Joint Victims Leads respond to an inspection report which found that a lack of collaboration between the police and CPS has led to delays & poor communication with rape victims.

Government changes to the Online Safety Bill

Joint APCC Victims Leads Donna Jones and Sophie Linden respond to the news that more offences will be added to the draft Online Safety Bill.

Videos

Sophie Linden, APCC Joint Lead for Victims Portfolio

An update on the Victims Portfolio from Sophie Linden.
12/05/2022

Sophie Linden, APCC Joint Lead for Victims

Sophie explains the key areas Police and Crime Commissioners are responsible for when it comes to supporting victims of crime:
14/03/2022

Andrea Simon, Director End Violence Against Women

Andrea Simon, gives her views on the VAWG session.
02/12/2021

Dame Vera Baird QC, Victims' Commissioner for England & Wales

The Victims' Commissioner on VAWG.
02/12/2021

Deputy Chief Constable Maggie Blyth

Maggie is the new NPCC Lead on VAWG.
02/12/2021

Donna Jones, APCC Joint Lead for Victims

An update from Donna following her VAWG presentation at the APCC General Meeting.
15/10/2021

Resources and Publications

pccs-making-a-difference-vawg-in-focus.pdf, 2.47Mb