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  • Asylum, Homelessness and Modern Slavery

    This briefing was developed by London Councils officers, with input from VCS organisations specialising in Modern Slavery, to support and inform borough officers and to provide policy and operational recommendations.

  • Supporting migrant victim-survivors of VAWG

    This briefing alerts members to the recent launch of the Investing in Safety Report and Cost Benefit Calculator, jointly published by Southall Black Sisters, Latin American Women’s Rights Service, Safety4Sisters, Ubuntu Women Shelter and The Angelou Centre. 

  • Victims and Prisoners Bill

    This briefing outlines what the Bill means for victims’ support, the parole system and prisoners, and explores the implications for London local authorities.

  • Protect Duty

    At a time when the UK’s terror threat is growing in complexity, the Home Office has highlighted that counter terrorism security efforts in publicly accessible locations (PALs) often fall behind legally required activities. In response, the government have announced details of a Protect Duty, which aims to formalise the responsibilities and actions that locations must take to mitigate the risk of a terrorist attack.

  • The Serious Violence Duty Commences on 31st January

    The Serious Violence Duty, which is encompassed in the Police Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 is part of the Government’s broad approach to prevent and reduce serious violence. The key strands being a multi-agency public health approach to understanding the drivers and impacts of serious violence, and a focus on prevention and early intervention.

  • Modern Slavery

    This briefing explores the findings of the latest annual report from the London Modern Slavery Leads Network and includes our commentary on upcoming legislative changes and development of new policies relating to modern slavery.

  • Draft Victims' Bill Briefing

    The Draft Victims’ Bill was published for pre legislative scrutiny on Wednesday 25th May. It was published alongside a response to the results of the “Delivering Justice for Victims” consultation that the Ministry of Justice ran in preparation for drafting the bill. Read London Councils’ response to the Ministry of Justice's consultation here
    The Victims’ Code 
  • Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan

    The Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan, published by the Home Office on 30 March 2022, takes a holistic approach to Domestic Abuse, including discussion of the impact of health and education and the wider system challenges to tackling Domestic Abuse.  The key points of interest for boroughs will be funding available for victim support services, including for migrant victims, additional funding for support for children and funding for the expansion and evaluation of perpetrator programmes.

  • Victims’ Bill Consultation

    The government’s proposed Victims’ Bill, which aims to improve services and support for victims of crime, will impact on the work of local authorities in a number of ways. Ahead of legislation being drawn up, the government is consulting on how best to deliver justice for victims. This briefing advises members of key areas under consultation and the current proposals.

  • Police and Crime Plan for London 2021-2025

    The draft Police and Crime Plan (published on 16 November) sets out the Mayor’s priorities on crime and policing for the period 2021-2025. The Plan also covers the annual budget for the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), the funding of crime prevention work and commissioned services to support victims of crime. 

  • Domestic Abuse Act

    This briefing is to provide an update on the implementation of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, following the act receiving Royal Assent in April 2021.

  • Home Office’s Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy

    This briefing alerts members to the main components and policy implications of the Home Office’s Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls strategy, published on 21 July 2021.