Gender Based Violence

Home Office written question – answered on 13th April 2021.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Shadow Minister (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the thematic review led by Her Majesty's inspectorate into policing responses to violence against women and girls was first commissioned; and if she place the terms of reference for the review in the Library.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Following the Home Secretary’s letter of 14 March to Sir Tom Winsor (Letter from the Rt Hon Priti Patel MP to Sir Thomas Winsor ( and subsequent discussions with HMICFRS, we formally commissioned this inspection on 26 March.

We have asked the Inspectorate to begin work immediately with the Department to define and agree the detailed terms of reference and an appropriate timeframe for its completion. We have asked to be kept updated on progress.

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