An anniversary is often a good time to reflect, but it feels even more appropriate as a new Government is gearing up and I look ahead to our first assessment of police progress in tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG) later in Autumn.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and College of Policing have published a new framework setting out how they will measure the impact of the new policing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) framework published in December 2021, which requires all police forces to take action to improve how they tackle VAWG.
Police forces are making good progress in implementing wide-ranging action to improve the police response to violence against women and girls.
Police in England and Wales will take wide-ranging action to deliver a fundamental shift in priority of violence against women and girls and give victims a consistently high standard of service wherever they are.
National Police Chiefs' Council Chair, Martin Hewitt, has welcomed the inquiry announced today into the issues raised by the conviction of Sarah Everard's murderer and set out what policing must do to rebuild women's trust.
Assistant Commissioner Louisa Rolfe, National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Violence and Public Protection blogs on the final report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) on violence against women and girls.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has today announced that Deputy Chief Constable Maggie Blyth has been appointed as the National Police Lead for Violence Against Women and Girls, to coordinate police action across England and Wales.
Domestic homicides remain an ‘entrenched and enduring problem’ despite figures remaining relatively stable during lockdown, a new report commissioned by police has found.
Police chiefs from across the country met earlier to discuss male violence against women.
The Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council, Martin Hewitt, has called an emergency Chiefs' Council meeting on Monday 15th March to address the issue of male violence against women.
The country’s policing lead on domestic abuse reaffirms that it remains a police priority throughout the lockdown period.