London Assembly

Thursday, 9 May 2019

  • Vawg 92

    In your VAWG, you committed to: We will work with the MPS to run a Female Offender Diversion Pilot that will divert women away from the formal criminal justice system and into appropriate support...

  • Vawg 90

    In your VAWG, you committed to: We will work with agencies with specialist knowledge of underrepresented groups to ensure the services MOPAC commission are sufficiently accessible and encourage...

  • Vawg 91

    In your VAWG, you committed to: We will work closely with partners to develop a sustainable funding model for female offender services Please can you update me on the progress of this?

  • Vawg 88

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC’s Directorate of Audit, Risk and Assurance will conduct and complete an audit of the MPS response to prostitution Please can you update me on the...

  • Vawg 89

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The MPS, the MPS Sex Workers Advisory Group and MOPAC to work together on a pan-London approach to reducing on-street prostitution, emphasising the use of a...

  • Vawg 12

    In your VAWG, you committed to: TfL and the MPS Road Traffic Policing Command will continue to work together to ensure taxis and private hire vehicles are as safe as possible Please can you...

  • Vawg 13

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The GLA and MOPAC will continue to coordinate prominent, crossdepartmental GLA campaigns across London in order to keep women safe at night, to prevent harassment...

  • Vawg 10

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will join with partners including the MPS, local authorities and the business community in a Review Group to take forward the recommendations in the...

  • Vawg 11

    In your VAWG, you committed to: TfL, the MPS, the British Transport Police and the City of London Police will continue to work in partnership to tackle unwanted sexual behaviour on the transport...

  • Vawg 8

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will work with the GLA and the MPS towards achieving accreditation from the UN, endorsing London as a safe city, as part of the UN Women’s initiative...

  • Vawg 9

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will continue to support efforts to encourage greater reporting of any form of sexual harassment, to improve the MPS’ intelligence picture of where...

  • Vawg 6

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will convene local authorities and the MPS to drive forward work to ensure that tackling VAWG is treated as a priority within Pupil Referral Units Please can...

  • Vawg 7

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will look to the projects and programmes we commission to ensure that any agency working with young people is capable of supporting young men to be strong in...

  • Vawg 14

    In your VAWG, you committed to: For all sectors to identify and encourage champions across the industry within businesses, local authorities and community groups that proactively promote...

  • Vawg 15

    In your VAWG, you committed to: For the licensed premises industry to have appropriately trained staff, who are proactive and vigilant around women’s safety at night. This includes a duty...

  • Vawg 25

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will await and evaluate learning and evidence from the Nottinghamshire pilot on using misogyny as a criterion for recording hate crime. Please can you update...

  • Vawg 24

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will continue to use its convening powers and networks to increase awareness and understanding of VAWG, and encourage learning from other sectors such as...

  • Vawg 19

    In your VAWG, you committed to: To empower women with the correct safety information and clear guidance to confidently use all public spaces Please can you update me on the progress of this?

  • Vawg 18

    In your VAWG, you committed to: For the GLA and MOPAC to work with the industry champions to build an atmosphere of transparency and safety for women who work at night Please can you update me on...

  • Vawg 17

    In your VAWG, you committed to: For London to promote campaigns that target and educate perpetrators to change behaviours, highlight examples of good practice and to encourage reporting,...

  • Vawg 16

    In your VAWG, you committed to: For every woman to be and feel believed when coming forward and for referrals to the VCS or other relevant support agencies to always be made where appropriate...

  • Vawg 23

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will work with the GLA to ensure that City Hall has a victimcentred approach that supports those that do come forward, embedding a pathway in Human Resource...

  • Vawg 22

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC and the GLA will lead by example, setting clear standards of acceptable behaviour, encouraging a culture of respect and ensuring that all areas of City Hall...

  • Vawg 21

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will advise and support on the development and implementation of the Mayor’s Good Work Standard Please can you update me on the progress of this?

  • Vawg 20

    In your VAWG, you committed to: Ensure that planning and the built environment factor in and support women’s safety at night, recognising good practice and existing campaigns across London...

  • Vawg 34

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC, the MPS and the Probation Service will work together to analyse domestic and sexual offenders as a ‘cohort of interest’, so that we can build a...

  • Vawg 35

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will feed analysis on domestic and sexual violence offenders into an interactive data dashboard for police and partner agencies to use Please can you update...

  • Vawg 30

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will scrutinise the work of the MPS and CPS in improving the quality of evidence provided to prosecutors Please can you update me on the progress of this?

  • Vawg 31

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will hold the MPS to account for delivering on the investment in key technologies such as body-worn video, digital forensic technology and core IT systems,...

  • Vawg 32

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The MPS will report on the impact of the BCU programme in relation to VAWG offences Please can you update me on the progress of this?

  • Vawg 33

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The MPS will use HR data and visits to investigation teams to scrutinise the workload of officers involved in VAWG cases to ensure they have the time and resource...

  • Vawg 26

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will convene and facilitate discussions between key agencies through the London VAWG Coordinators forum and the London VAWG Board to establish the...

  • Vawg 27

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC and the Victims’ Commissioner will work with Safe Lives, the MPS, the Community Rehabilitation Company and HMPPS to establish a Review Group to develop...

  • Vawg 28

    In your VAWG, you committed to: With all key partner agencies, such as the MPS and local authorities, MOPAC will facilitate discussion on whether the Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour-based...

  • Vawg 29

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The MPS will introduce enhanced training for officers on the first response to domestic incidents Please can you update me on the progress of this?

  • Borough knife crime action plans

    Will you publish all the knife crime action plans produced in the past year by London boroughs?

  • Vawg 46

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will work with the CRC and Probation to understand whether existing drug, alcohol and mental health programmes adequately address an intersection between...

  • Vawg 45

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will lobby the Sentencing Council to seek a change to current practice, where there are small, if any, consequences for nonattendance at behaviour-change...

  • Vawg 41

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will go beyond the original Police and Crime Plan commitment to review the use of Criminal Behaviour Orders, Domestic Violence Prevention Orders and the MPS,...

  • Vawg 71

    In your VAWG, you committed to: TfL and domestic abuse refuge provider Hestia will explore how victims of abuse can seek support as part of their regular journeys on London’s transport...

  • Vawg 37

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The MPS will continue its Dauntless+ programme, which identifies, monitors and disrupts individuals who are often deliberately transient, target vulnerable...

  • Vawg 36

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The MPS will review practices regarding evidence gathering from technology Please can you update me on the progress of this?

  • Vawg 39

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will convene a meeting with local authority and criminal justice service partners to establish the current use of risk assessments and encourage better...

  • Vawg 38

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The National Probation Service (NPS), Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and the MPS will work together to improve the flow of information between them to...

  • Vawg 42

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will continue to support calls for the creation of a register system for domestic abuse and harassment perpetrators, pushing for it to be included in the...

  • Vawg 40

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The MPS will review its practices around arrest by appointment, to provide assurance that it is used appropriately and with due regard to risk management and the...

  • Vawg 44

    In your VAWG, you committed to: Embed the Drive Project within the work of the MPS, challenging perpetrators of domestic abuse to change their behaviour. Please can you update me on the progress...

  • Vawg 43

    In your VAWG, you committed to: With the MPS, CRC, HMPPS, MOPAC will review what more can be done to improve compliance with license conditions Please can you update me on the progress of this?

  • Vawg 55

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC and the Victims’ Commissioner will continue to push the MPS to ensure that all victims can make a Victim Personal Statement and understand their rights...

  • Vawg 56

    In your VAWG, you committed to: Roll out a pilot for Section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 with HMCTS and other justice partners, which allows vulnerable and intimidated...

  • Vawg 49

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC and the MPS will continue to assess and address the emerging issues around the use of livestreaming to harass women and girls, such as the filming and...

  • Vawg 50

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC and the MPS will continue to discuss and address any future risks to women and girls arising from technological advances Please can you update me on the...

  • Vawg 47

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will lobby the Government for changes in the law to enable the prosecution of perpetrators of ‘upskirting’ and for tougher sentences for those...

  • Vawg 48

    In your VAWG, you committed to: A partnership involving MOPAC, the MPS, the NHS and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust will establish a new Stalking Threat Assessment Centre, based within the MPS, to assess...

  • Vawg 53

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The Victims’ Commissioner for London will lead and complete a review of adherence to the Victims’ Code of Practice throughout London. Where it is found...

  • Vawg 54

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC, the Victims’ Commissioner, the MPS and CJS will explore innovative approaches to victims giving evidence, including prerecorded evidence Please can...

  • Vawg 51

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will commit £200k from its Victims Fund to support the London Councils Harmful Practices programme Please can you update me on the progress of this?

  • Vawg 52

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will continue to lead and develop the newly-established London Modern Slavery Partnership Board, sharing intelligence and best practice, pooling resources...

  • Vawg 66

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC and the Victims’ Commissioner will, in partnership with the London VAWG Board, examine the case for a London-wide accreditation or quality standard for...

  • Vawg 65

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The Victims’ Commissioner will convene all the agencies and groups with an interest in this issue, to share information and research and to make joint...

  • Vawg 64

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC, with the Pan-London Domestic Violence Service, will develop and implement an approach to enable victims to access IDVA support in criminal, civil and family...

  • Vawg 63

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The MPS and Victim Support will produce and analyse victim benchmarking data on victim satisfaction, to enable a better understanding of the need for training...

  • Vawg 62

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC and the Victims’ Commissioner will call on the Government to enshrine in law measures that require civil courts – such as family courts - to...

  • Vawg 61

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC and the Victims’ Commissioner will call on the Government to ensure that the ‘presumption of parental involvement’ should always consider...

  • Vawg 60

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The Victims’ Commissioner, the MPS and the CPS will conduct a ‘deep-dive’ study into rape cases in London, to improve our understanding of the...

  • Vawg 59

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will fund and work with partners to develop and launch an online portal for victims of crime – providing a single point for victims to find out about...

  • Vawg 58

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC and the Victims’ Commissioner will provide a comprehensive response to the consultation on the Government’s Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill,...

  • Vawg 57

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC and the MPS will work together to integrate MOPACcommissioned Victim Support services with the MPS-managed Witness Care Unit, as part of a three-year change...

  • Vawg 67

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will use the learning from the Pan-London Domestic Violence Service to inform future development of the service Please can you update me on the progress of this?

  • Vawg 68

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will sustain funding for the three London Sexual Assault Referral Centres (also known as the Havens), which treat female and male victims of sexual assault,...

  • Vawg 69

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will commission a new single specialist victim and witness service that is designed with and for London’s children and young people, handling all crime...

  • Vawg 70

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will fund youth workers and Independent Domestic Violence Advisors to support victims of knife crime, gang crime, domestic abuse and sexual exploitation in...

  • Vawg 72

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC and the Victims’ Commissioner will engage with the Home Office to discuss how support can be improved for victims of FGM Please can you update me on...

  • Vawg 73

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC and the Victims’ Commissioner will engage with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to discuss whether and how better support could be offered to women...

  • Vawg 74

    In your VAWG, you committed to: A review group will be convened by the London VAWG Board to review and ensure that MARACs function effectively. This includes ensuring that the Pan London DV...

  • Vawg 75

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will work together with HMCTS and the Pan-London Domestic Violence Service to enable victims to access IDVA support in both criminal and family courts Please...

  • Vawg 76

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will invite bids for new VAWG services made through the new co-commissioning element of the London Crime Prevention Fund and support implementation of the...

  • Vawg 77

    In your VAWG, you committed to: In partnership with NHS England and the MPS, MOPAC will open London’s first Child House – providing investigative, medical and emotional support in one...

  • Vawg 87

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will work with the London VAWG Board and London Heads of Community Safety to put into place a strategic response across London to encourage women to leave...

  • Vawg 86

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will engage with the London Housing and Domestic Abuse Strategy Group to jointly explore the relationship between domestic abuse, prostitution and...

  • Vawg 83

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The Pan-London Housing Reciprocal will continue to look to raise awareness of its services and bring in additional Housing Associations Please can you update me on...

  • Vawg 82

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will ensure that dispelling myths regarding alcohol/drug abuse and domestic violence feature as part of our wider approach to challenging in harmful...

  • Vawg 85

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC and GLA Housing will jointly explore options for pan-London commissioning of refuges and other safe accommodation, particularly for those who have no...

  • Vawg 84

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will conduct a review into the lack of connection between child safeguarding and domestic abuse approaches in London. This review will focus on better...

  • Vawg 79

    In your VAWG, you committed to: We will lobby the Government to create and online standard for internet companies, introducing an ombudsman to invigilate the online space Please can you update me...

  • Vawg 78

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will review its commissioned support services to ensure they are equipped to meet the needs of victims of online offences, and consult with partners on...

  • Vawg 81

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will meet with Directors of Public Health to explore VAWG as a priority issue. Specifically enabling better access to mental health services for those...

  • Vawg 80

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will meet with the NHS and conduct a feasibility study into expanding the NHS IRIS Model to encompass wider forms of VAWG beyond domestic abuse Please can...

  • Vawg 1

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will work with partner agencies and communities to develop and deliver a campaign that not only raises awareness of VAWG but also robustly tackles...

  • Vawg 3

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will lobby the education sector, supporting calls for a proactive approach which challenges the normalisation of views and behaviours that facilitate VAWG...

  • Vawg 2

    In your VAWG, you committed to: Safer London will continue to deliver its Empower service aimed at reducing sexual violence and child sexual exploitation across London through groups work, work...

  • Vawg 5

    In your VAWG, you committed to: The MPS will ensure that Safer Schools Officers tackle VAWG within schools as a priority issue Please can you update me on the progress of this?

  • Vawg 4

    In your VAWG, you committed to: MOPAC will fund and support the implementation of a whole school prevention pilot in four Croydon schools over three academic years. This is focused on gangs,...

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The London Assembly is a 25-member elected body, part of the Greater London Authority, that scrutinises the activities of the Mayor of London.

The London Assembly was established in 2000 and meets at City Hall on the south bank of the River Thames, close to Tower Bridge. The Assembly is also able to investigate other issues of importance to Londoners (transport, environmental matters, etc.), publish its findings and recommendations, and make proposals to the Mayor.

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