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Victims of crime set to benefit from enhanced support services

For the first time, Lancashire Victim Services will bring together services for victims of hate crime, young victims, victims of sexual abuse and domestic abuse as well victims of more general crime types and of repeat anti-social behaviour. Responsibility for victim services in Lancashire transferred to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office in April 2015. Commissioner Clive Grunshaw established Lancashire […]

5 April, 2017

Lancashire Commissioner sets up partnership to support young victims of crime

Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, is bringing together organisations from across Lancashire to ensure young people in the county will be able to access specialist support if they have been a victim of crime. Five organisations will form the new Lancashire Victim Services for young people and these are: Groundwork Lancashire MIND Pendle Action for the Community Key Unlocking […]

17 March, 2016

New service for victims to report anti-Muslim hate crime

Victims of Islamophobic abuse can now report incidents using a new telephone service thanks to funding from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC). A dedicated third-party reporting service for victims of anti-Muslim abuse, run by the Lancashire Council of Mosques (LCM), aims to raise awareness of the problem and launched on Friday (February 26) following […]

2 March, 2016

Mum who met son’s killer says restorative justice gave her answers she needed

A mother who came face to face with her son’s killer in prison has spoken about how restorative justice helped her move on with her life. Sandra Poole, whose son Tom died as the result of a single punch at a house party in Blackpool, told of her quest for answers at a packed conference organised by Lancashire Police and […]

Cash seized from criminals awarded to Lancashire projects

Vulnerable people, victims of abuse and children from deprived areas are among those who will benefit from money that has been seized from criminals in Lancashire. Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw today announced the 15 successful applicants to get a share of almost £500,000 that has been recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Individual grants of between £5,000 […]

26 February, 2016

Crime victims urged to seek help – even if they haven’t told police

A new campaign to encourage victims of crime to seek help and support – even if they haven’t reported the incident to police – has been launched by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw. The ‘here…’ campaign highlights the support offered by Lancashire Victim Services to people who have suffered from a wide range of crimes. Clive Grunshaw explained: […]

23 February, 2016

Commissioner supports ‘I’m a Lover not a Fighter’ domestic abuse campaign

Clive Grunshaw, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire is backing a campaign to tackle domestic abuse in the county and to get people talking about the issue. Statistics reveal that 90% of domestic abuse is witnessed by children. The 'Be a Lover not a Fighter' campaign, which is running across Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside, aims to get people talking about [...]

10 February, 2016
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