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Victims' Commissioner to visit Leicestershire

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach welcomes Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove to the county later this week to highlight the good work going on to improve victim care.

Baroness Newlove will visit Leicestershire on Thursday (DEC 6) where she will meet Chief Constable Simon Cole, staff and volunteers from Victim First – the PCC’s countywide victim care service – and a victim of hate crime.

Later, the visit will incorporate Juniper Lodge, the county’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), where she will be introduced to a victim of sexual violence, before moving on to a formal lunch at County Hall alongside senior politicians and staff.

In the afternoon, the Baroness will address visitors and guests at a Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse Service Redesign Workshop.

Baroness Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales said: “I try and devote as much time as possible talking to people who have first-hand experience of victim services, which is why I am so pleased to be able to visit Leicestershire this week.

“Every victims’ journey is different, but whatever the nature of the crime, people want to know that there will be the right support available – it’s that support which I’m hoping to hear about during my time in the county.”

Willy Bach, who will greet the Baroness on her arrival, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Baroness Newlove to Leicestershire so that we can showcase the excellent practices we’ve put into place to meet the varying needs of victims of crime.

“We continue to build on our provision to ensure the emotional and practical needs of victims are met and I’m looking forward to explaining more about these efforts as well as drawing on the expertise of the Victims' Commissioner to enhance this work in the future.”   

ENDS

Notes to editors:

There will be an opportunity for members of the media to meet the Baroness if they wish.  Please contact Sallie Blair on 01283 821012 for more information.

Posted on Tuesday 4th December 2018
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