Results 101–120 of 630 for speaker:Sarah Dines

Asylum Applicants: Mental Health and Wellbeing (27 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Dame Maria. I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Orpington (Gareth Bacon) for raising this important case. I also thank my hon. Friend the Member for Dartford (Gareth Johnson), who is supporting him in this endeavour and is now also involved in the case. As would be expected, the Home Office is aware of Mr A’s case, and I will...

Asylum Applicants: Mental Health and Wellbeing (27 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: I beg to disagree with the hon. Gentleman. Of course there are safe routes. By international agreement, we take people from Syria, and we do fulfil our international obligations. [Interruption.] May I continue? Streamlined asylum processing for accompanied and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children will enable cases to be progressed more quickly, and enable us to clear the backlog of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Grants (21 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: The charity, Missing People, plays a unique safeguarding role with respect to vulnerable missing children and adults, including support for, and promotion of, live police missing persons investigations. This represents a significant cost saving to police forces, enabling them to focus resources on their investigations. In 2020-21, the charity received a Home Office grant of £122,898.00 for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Crimes of Violence: Offenders (21 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: This Government is committed to protecting all victims and tackling domestic abuse and violent crime. To gain protection from domestic abuse, police can apply for a Domestic Violence Protection Order, victims can apply for a Non-Molestation Order and criminal courts can impose a Restraining Order on acquittal or conviction of a criminal offence. In cases of violent crime, police forces can...

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: LGBT+ People (21 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Government takes all forms of hate crime seriously, and we have a robust legislative framework in place to respond to hate crimes which target sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, race and religion. The Government expects the perpetrators of these abhorrent offences to be brought to justice. We are aware of stakeholder concerns relating to the effectiveness of existing...

Written Answers — Home Office: Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry: Greater Manchester (20 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Department does not hold this information. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has now completed its work. In line with the commitment made by the Inquiry, all information relating victims and survivors taking part in the Truth Project was securely destroyed when the Inquiry closed. Information about the Truth Project, including some statistics, are available on the following...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Grants (20 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: We believe this question relates to statistics from 2021 to 2022, published in March 2023. We awarded £8,000 to Respect, on behalf of the Drive Partnership, to provide expert support and advice to an independent organisation in the development of a national standards framework for perpetrator interventions. It is important to have a consistent approach to determining the quality of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Grants (19 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: In 2021/22 the Home Office provided a grant of £300,000 to the Online Hate Crime Hub. The Hub consists of a specialist police team based in Greater Manchester Police that works to improve the police response to online hate crime. The Hub provides a service for victims of online hate crime to report these crimes to the police and have cases effectively investigated. The Hub provides expert...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Grants (19 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: We believe this question relates to statistics from 2021 to 2022, published in March 2023. We awarded £229,204 to the Drive Central team to provide central support to the rollout of Drive projects. This funding ensured safety and quality assurance, data collection and analysis as well as shared learning across the Drive partnership network.

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Grants (19 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: We believe this question relates to statistics from 2021 to 2022, published in March 2023. Following the Government’s 2020 review of support for migrant victims, in April 2021, we launched the Support for Migrant Victims (SMV) Scheme pilot. The 12-month pilot, run by Southall Black Sisters, provided wraparound support including accommodation, subsistence, counselling and legal advice to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Stalking: Court Orders (15 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: Stalking Protection Orders (SPOs) were introduced on 20 January 2020 to protect victims of stalking at the earliest possible opportunity and address the perpetrator’s behaviours before they become entrenched or escalate in severity, by placing restrictions and requirements on those perpetrating stalking behaviours. From February 2020 to December 2020, 413 Stalking Protection Orders (245...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children: Organised Crime (14 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: In April the Prime Minister and Home Secretary announced a package of measures to improve our response to child sexual exploitation, including a new Child Sexual Exploitation Police Taskforce. The Police Taskforce will help improve how the police investigate child sexual exploitation, providing practical, expert, on the ground support for forces on all forms of child sexual abuse, with a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: Transgender People (14 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Government takes all forms of hate crime seriously. We expect the police to make sure the cowards who commit these abhorrent crimes feel the full force of the law. The Government is committed to reducing all crime which is why we have successfully recruited over 20,000 extra police officers. We welcome the fact that more victims of all forms of hate crime are coming forward to report to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Disregards and pardons scheme (13 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: I am pleased to announce that the Government is today bringing into force sections 194 and 195 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 which will extend the scope of the Government’s disregards and pardons scheme. This is a significant step forward in addressing the wrongs of the past when LGBT people were criminalised for their sexuality in civilian life and while serving in...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Publication of the Safe Care at Home Review (12 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: My hon Friend the Minister of State for Social Care (Helen Whately) and I are pleased to announce that the government has today published the Safe Care at Home Review, which has been jointly led by the Home Office and the Department of Health and Social Care. Millions of adults receive excellent support in their own homes from paid, unpaid and voluntary carers. We know this is greatly...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Abuse ( 8 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: DVPO (domestic violence protection order) and DVPN (domestic violence protection notice) data are not recorded by magistrates’ courts. His Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICRFS) collect DVPN/O data and this has been published annually by the ONS here Domestic abuse in England and Wales - Appendix tables - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk) for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Homicide ( 8 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Home Office collects data on domestic homicides recorded by the police in England and Wales at the Police Force Area level. Data for London and England are given in the table. Table (xlsx, 10.3KB)

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Protection ( 8 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: Protecting the vulnerable and tackling MSHT is a top priority for Border Force. As First Responders, frontline Border Force Officers play a key role in identifying both victims and perpetrators of human trafficking as they seek to cross the UK border. Border Force work to prevent exploitation from happening, to safeguard and protect vulnerable persons and in collaboration with other law...

Written Answers — Home Office: Citizenship and Immigration: Applications ( 7 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: . This information is not readily available in the format requested. Data on asylum applications and on indefinite leave to remain and citizenship applications, including on the age of outstanding asylum applications, is published as part of immigration statistics (at www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-system-statisti cs-year-ending-march-2023) and Migration Transparency data (at...

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Children ( 7 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Home Office publishes statistics of potential victims of modern slavery referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). The data shows the number of potential victims referred into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) where exploitation occurred when they were a child It also shows the number of referrals received which are linked to County Lines. National Referral Mechanism...


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