LAUNCH OF THE SOUTH YORKSHIRE VIOLENCE REDUCTION UNIT AND SOUTH YORKSHIRE VIOLENCE REDUCTION FUND

The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has officially launched today (Tuesday, 1 October 2019) with £1.6m of Home Office funding. The Unit will be working to prevent and reduce violence across South Yorkshire, including knife crime.

LOOKING BACK OVER TWO YEARS

I became Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire in November 2014, just two years ago. I have been elected twice during that time.

“THINGS HAVE CHANGED”

“Things have changed”.

SECTION 38 PROCESS REFERRED TO SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE CRIME PANEL

The Section 38 process, set in motion by the suspension of the Chief Constable by the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, has now reached the next stage.

Moving forward

I became Police and Crime Commissioner a year and a half ago as a direct result of the child sexual exploitation scandal that engulfed both Rotherham Borough Council and South Yorkshire Police.

POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER REACTS TO GROOMING TRIAL VERDICT

One year on

A year ago this month Professor Alexis Jay published her findings into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham. The report fell like a thunderbolt. For the first time, those in authority sat up and took notice. In fact we all took notice.

Reflections on child sexual exploitation

Rotherham MBC was exceptional in both its failure to accept what was happening in their town around child sexual exploitation (CSE), and its abdication of responsibility for vulnerable children.

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