Results 121–140 of 630 for speaker:Sarah Dines

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Transgender People: Hate Crime and Transphobia ( 7 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 are clear that transgender people deserve our respect, support and understanding. There...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Abuse ( 5 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: 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 2016-2018 and Domestic abuse and the criminal justice system - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk) for annual data since 2019....

Written Answers — Home Office: Rape: Convictions and Prosecutions ( 1 Jun 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Home Office collects and publishes official statistics on the investigative outcomes, including charges, of rape offences recorded by the police in England and Wales, on a quarterly basis. These can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-recorded-cri me-open-data-tables The Ministry of Justice collects and publishes information on outcomes (including...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Telephone Services (25 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Home Office has provided over £3.7m of funding to the following helplines to provide advice and support to victims of domestic abuse, perpetrators of domestic abuse as well as victims of stalking since financial year 2022/23. The breakdown of allocation by financial year is as follows: Financial Year 2022/2023 (a) National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge - £1,000,000 (b)...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery: Victim Support Schemes (25 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: We are working with a cross-departmental team to assess potential contract and policy options for a new model of modern slavery victim support for adults to replace that currently met through the Modern Slavery Victim Care Contract (MSVCC) in England And Wales ending in June 2025. This new contracted service for victims of modern slavery will be offered for competitive tender. We are planning...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery: Victim Support Schemes (25 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: We are working with a cross-departmental team to assess potential contract and policy options for a new model of modern slavery victim support for adults to replace that currently met through the Modern Slavery Victim Care Contract (MSVCC) in England And Wales ending in June 2025. This new contracted service for victims of modern slavery will be offered for competitive tender. We are planning...

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: Transphobia (22 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Government takes all forms of hate crime seriously. We expect the police to fully investigate these hateful attacks and make sure the cowards who commit them feel the full force of the law. The Government is committed to reducing all crime, including hate crime, which is why we have successfully recruited more than 20,000 extra police officers.

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: Transphobia (22 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Government takes all forms of hate crime seriously. We expect the police to fully investigate these hateful attacks and make sure the cowards who commit them feel the full force of the law. The Government is committed to reducing all crime, including hate crime, which is why we have successfully recruited more than 20,000 extra police officers.

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Domestic Abuse (22 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: Tackling domestic abuse is a government priority. It is unacceptable and preventable, an issue which blights the lives of millions. In March 2022 the Government published the ambitious Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan which invests over £230 million of cross-Government funding into tackling this heinous crime including over £140 million for supporting victims of which £47 million will be...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Domestic Abuse (22 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: Tackling domestic abuse is a key priority for this Government. Information on support for victims, including guidance on the Destitute Domestic Violence Concession (DDVC), can be found on the Domestic abuse: how to get help page on GOV.UK. Further advice and support can be accessed through Government’s ‘Enough’ Campaign. The DDVC allows for eligible migrant victims to apply for the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: Transphobia (22 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Government takes all forms of hate crime seriously. We expect the police to investigate these hateful attacks and make sure the cowards who commit them feel the full force of the law. We also welcome the apparent greater willingness to report hate crimes to the police and that the police are better at identifying them. That helps to explain the increase seen in hate crime. Our...

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: Transphobia (22 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Government takes all forms of hate crime seriously. We expect the police to investigate these hateful attacks and make sure the cowards who commit them feel the full force of the law. We also welcome the apparent greater willingness to report hate crimes to the police and that the police are better at identifying them. That helps to explain the increase seen in hate crime. Our...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Training (22 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Domestic Abuse Matters training, developed by the College of Policing, in collaboration with SafeLives, with input from Women’s Aid and Welsh Women’s Aid, aims to improve the police response to domestic abuse and to achieve national consistency in the service police forces provide to people experiencing domestic abuse. The majority of police forces in England and Wales have undertaken...

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: Transphobia (22 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Government takes all forms of hate crime seriously. We expect the police to investigate these hateful attacks and make sure the cowards who commit them feel the full force of the law. We also welcome the apparent greater willingness to report hate crimes to the police and that the police are better at identifying them. That helps to explain the increase seen in hate crime. Our...

Home Department: Topical Questions (22 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: I thank the hon. Member for her question. Full details should be coming to us to look into that. However, the Government take hate crime of any sort extremely seriously, which is why we have done basic policing and increased the number of police officers to more than ever before—over 200,000.

Home Department: Topical Questions (22 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: Transphobic crimes are hateful and, although people do not realise it, they represent as much as 3% of all hate crimes recorded. The Government are determined to stamp it out, which is why we are funding groups such as True Vision that are working hard in this area—I know my hon. Friend is working hard too—and funding initiatives such as the national online hate crime hub, an essential...

Written Answers — Home Office: Vetting: Administrative Delays (16 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) performed strongly for the 2022/23 financial year, issuing over 7.5 million DBS certificates. Against 80% targets, DBS issued an average of 85.2% of Basic DBS certificates in 2 days, 94.7% of Standard DBS certificates within 5 calendar days, and 78.4% of Enhanced DBS certificates within 14 calendar days. In addition, DBS processed 278,138 fast and free...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Abuse: Victims (10 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: Tackling domestic abuse is a government priority and improving the response to economic abuse is integral to this. Economic abuse is now recognised in law as part of domestic abuse included in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. This is in recognition of the devastating impact it can have on victims’ lives. In July 2022, we published our Domestic Abuse Statutory Guidance which contains specific...

Written Answers — Home Office: Vetting: Standards ( 9 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: There is no intention for DBS to update the ‘DBS checks: police force summary’ data on its website. For the 2021/22 reporting year and onwards DBS decided to focus on the data items it publishes every quarter relating to its legacy measures, internal targets and product volumes, including data about the average turnaround times for police forces. Data published by DBS is focused on its...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children ( 3 May 2023)

Sarah Dines: The National Police Chiefs’ Council’s totality report into Child Sexual Abuse is a vital tool for government and police policy makers in understanding the scale and nature of the child sexual abuse threat. It is important that policies to tackle child sexual abuse, in every part of Government and across all agencies - education, health, social care, law enforcement, industry and civil...


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