Victims' Commissioner for England & Wales ( @VictimsComm ) Twitter Profile

VictimsComm

Victims' Commissioner for England & Wales

Dame Vera Baird QC - an independent voice promoting the interests of victims & witnesses.

Petty France, Westminster

Joined on 18 October, 2011

http://www.victimscommissioner.org.uk

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Replying to @RefugeCharity: “This continues the disastrous downward trajectory of @cpsuk charging in rape, which started in 2017 and continues to t…

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“This continues the disastrous downward trajectory of @cpsuk charging in rape, which started in 2017 and continues to this day. This is shameful and has real and profound consequences for victims up and down the country.” - @VictimsComm

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Replying to @JMoncktonSmith: Just listened to part two. I’m overwhelmed, finally this is out there. What I’ve been fighting for is out there. @louis

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Replying to @HolocaustCentUK: This #HolocaustMemorialDay we have a choice. To be cruel or kind. To spread fear or inspire hope. To stand by or to st…

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Today marks the beginning of a landmark case brought by @EVAWuk & @CentreWJ against the CPS. Judges will consider whether CPS unlawfully changed its policy & practice on decision-making in rape cases.

I spoke to @rachyoungeritv & @ITVNews on catastrophic fall in prosecutions.

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Just listened to part two. I’m overwhelmed, finally this is out there. What I’ve been fighting for is out there. @louisetickle your investigation is brilliant .

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Replying to @newpathways_: Sexual Violence Awareness Week is Feb 1-7. As one of the largest #sexualviolence charities in the UK, we know this proble…

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Quoted @EVAWuk

TODAY - We will be at the Court of Appeal as our case with ⁦@centreWJ⁩ against the CPS for ‘dropping weak rape cases’ is heard - Rape victims speak out ahead of legal challenge to CPS policy #RapeJusticeNow

Replying to @RapeCrisisEandW: “To be treated the way I’ve been treated and to know that other people have been treated the same way, to not be able…

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Replying to @rightsofwomen: Victims and survivors of rape have the right to be taken seriously in their pursuit of justice and accountability. We st…

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Replying to @EVAWuk: THREAD Here is the news roundup of EVAW and @centreWJ judicial review against the CPS for their failure to prosecute rape. The…

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Sexual Violence Awareness Week is Feb 1-7. As one of the largest #sexualviolence charities in the UK, we know this problem is pervasive and affects people of all ages/backgrounds. We must create a society and systems that encourage people to come forward and get help. #itsnotokay

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Victims and survivors of rape have the right to be taken seriously in their pursuit of justice and accountability. We stand in solidarity with @EVAWuk and @centreWJ in their fight to ensure this fundamental right is upheld by the CPS. #RapeJusticeNow

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THREAD Here is the news roundup of EVAW and @centreWJ judicial review against the CPS for their failure to prosecute rape. The case is currently being heard in the Court of Appeal

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“To be treated the way I’ve been treated and to know that other people have been treated the same way, to not be able to get justice, is absolutely appalling.” #RapeJusticeNow

Follow this landmark case brought by partners @EVAWuk @centreWJ at Court of Appeal today & tomorrow

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Replying to @CanineDubh: @Wecantconsentto @VictimsComm Don't blame the Police they are as frustrated by the system as anyone. The CPS hold all the c…

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Replying to @tortoise: How many women are killed, but not counted?

Part two of our Hidden Homicides series tells the story of one family’s decade-l…

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Replying to @EVAWuk: HAPPENING NOW: Our judicial review against the CPS due to their failure to prosecute rape is being heard in the court of appeal…

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HAPPENING NOW: Our judicial review against the CPS due to their failure to prosecute rape is being heard in the court of appeal. We will be live tweeting here 👇🏿

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For details on how you will be contacted by the NHS about the COVID-19 when it's your turn, check their website:

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Quoted @NHSuk

We're seeing reports of scam emails that invite users to input their bank details into a website to confirm their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

The NHS will never ask you to share bank details or pay for a vaccine.

Report suspicious emails to:

The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge on the NHS.

The NHS will never ask you to share bank details or pay for a vaccine.

If you receive an email, text or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam #coronavirusfrauds

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Replying to @centreWJ: Later this morning our two-day judicial review hearing, with @EVAWuk, will begin at the Court of Appeal. Judges will conside…

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Later this morning our two-day judicial review hearing, with @EVAWuk, will begin at the Court of Appeal. Judges will consider whether the CPS unlawfully changed its policy and practice on decision-making in rape cases. We are calling for # #rapejusticenow

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The CPS has failed to offer any convincing explanation to account for the fall in the number of cases they are prosecuting.

Whatever the @EVAWuk & @centreWJ verdict, it is a damning indictment of CPS policy on rape prosecutions that it has come to this.

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This #HolocaustMemorialDay we have a choice. To be cruel or kind. To spread fear or inspire hope. To stand by or to stand up.

Be the light in the darkness.

@RobbieRinder, #MartayMkenzy, #MartinSternMBE, #RevJohnFieldsendBEM, #LilyEbertBEM, @GenesisPhilGrp & @MalcolmGreen.

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How many women are killed, but not counted?

Part two of our Hidden Homicides series tells the story of one family’s decade-long struggle to get justice for their daughter, whose murder was missed by police:

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@Wecantconsentto @VictimsComm Don't blame the Police they are as frustrated by the system as anyone. The CPS hold all the cards. The Police job is to catch the bad guys but the current system removed them from the ability to prosecute. 🥴

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Replying to @David_Challen: 'If you are raped in Britain today, your chances of seeing justice are slim'
- @VictimsComm

A statement of fact single-…

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'If you are raped in Britain today, your chances of seeing justice are slim'
- @VictimsComm

A statement of fact single-handedly engineered by the CPS due to their secret “risk-averse" policy.

A total failure to victims’ trust to prosecute their attackers.

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Replying to @Wecantconsentto: A woman working in rape crisis says she thought her job would be supporting women to go to court.

But she's only done…

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Quoted @thesundaytimes

Backlogs in the justice system are punishing the victims and allowing the guilty to walk free

The adage, ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ is still true today. Without urgent and significant action to reduce and eliminate what were already chronic backlogs in cases, the implications for victims and witnesses are severe.

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Quoted @EVAWuk

'It's a national scandal.'

ICYMI: EVAW and @centreWJ were on @BBCRadio4's Today Programme discussing our judicial review against the CPS for the mishandling of rape cases. #rapejusticenow

Listen here: (at 6.40)

A woman working in rape crisis says she thought her job would be supporting women to go to court.

But she's only done that 5 times in 2.5 years.

'The fight for justice is no longer about bringing the perpetrator to justice-it becomes the fight for justice with the police & CPS'

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The Victims’ Commissioner is looking for a new Chief Executive Officer.

An exciting opportunity for someone with CJS experience, a passion to support victims & who is keen to make a real difference.

PLEASE SHARE

Apply here:

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