What's New - 21st May 2020

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson, MP has opened a virtual Hidden Harms Summit in Downing Street to 'drive action to tackle domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation and modern slavery', which has been attended by the Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and the President of the Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA), and the Prime Minister has announced that 'the Government will spearhead a new codeword scheme for domestic abuse victims', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has revealed that '313 prosecutions for assaults on emergency workers' were completed in first month of the Covid-19 lockdown. Read more

The Chair of the Police Federation of England Wales’ (PFEW) has said that; 'Safeguarding officers’ mental and physical health and wellbeing in a Police Covenant enshrined in law' is at the heart of the  Federation's submission to the Government Police Covenant consultation, which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

The National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) has launched a 'Biosecurity and National Security Inquiry.' Read more

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has published a POSTNote entitled; 'Law, human rights and COVID-19: What are experts concerned about?' Read more

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Lead for Crime Operations has said that; 'Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows a continued reduction in recorded crime of 25 per cent throughout the lockdown period', but assaults on emergency service workers has risen by 14 percent, which has been commented on by the Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) and reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

To mark Mental Health Awareness week the Victims’ Commissioner (VC) has considerd 'how we become kinder to victims of crime.' Read more

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has posted a blog entitled; 'County Lines: Exploring the Academic Literature in the Context of the Real World.' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that; 'The Police Now recruitment programme which trains graduate detectives has fallen victim to hackers.' Read more

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