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Police and Crime Commissioners elections 15th November 2012 25.09.12

In September 2011, the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act (2011) introduced the Government's plans for the election of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) on 15th November 2012. The PCCs will replace the police authorities.

The Police and Crime Commissioners will hold office for four years, and their responsibilities will include setting out local policing priorities, setting the annual police force budget, and making grants to organisations that support their crime, disorder and community safety objectives.

Police and crime commissioners across England and Wales will have the power and budget to determine local victims' services

Provision of services for adult and child survivors of domestic and sexual violence

  • The PCCs will be responsible for commissioning crime reduction and community safety services including commissioning a range of victims' services.
  • PCCs will also be required to consult with victims in setting the policing priorities in their local area.
  • The government will retain responsibility for commissioning services where there are either proven economies of scale or they are genuinely specialist in nature. This includes support for those bereaved through homicide, victims of trafficking, rape support centres and the witness service.

Women’s Aid is campaigning to make sure the Police and Crime Commissioners commission safe, high quality, accredited services for victims and perpetrators in local areas. These services are vital and save lives.

Support the Women’s Aid Police and Crime Commissioner Election campaign for safe services for survivors in your local area.  Make sure that your Police and Crime Commissioner will ensure there are these life-saving services for adults, children and young people in your area

Look out for Women’s Aid mailings and information leading up to the elections. The main political parties are standing candidates. Find your local candidates.

Read our Manifesto for the Police & Crime Commissioners.  We are asking all candidates to pledge their support for our Manifesto and will be undertaking further influencing activities over the coming months.

More information about PCCs and how they will affect provision of protection and services for adult and child survivors of violence against women.

Women’s Aid and the End Violence Against Women Coalition
invite you to attend a Party Conference fringe event

Police and Crime Commissioners: Women And Girls Need YOU to make communities safe for all

Labour Party Conference:
Sunday 30th September 2012
6.00 – 8.00pm
Stanley Suite, The Midland Hotel

Conservative Party Conference:
Monday 8th October 2012
7.30 – 9.00pm
Sonata Room, Hyatt Regency