Claire Seymour's pledges for the future of Dorset: #6

Supporting victims and witnesses of crime and anti-social behaviour

I have previously worked for Victim Support and currently lead a victim focused service. I truly know the huge impact that crime and anti-social behaviour can have on individuals and communities.

If elected I will:

  • Work with the Victims Commissioner who is the national lead for victims services and is part of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Support and invest in the work of various agencies and Charities such as Stars, Shores and Victim Support
  • Continuously assess the referral rates from Dorset Police to relevant support services
  • Raise awareness of the Victims Code and the Community Trigger to empower those impacted by crime and anti-social behaviour.

It is important that victims, survivors and witnesses are treated with fairness and dignity, and it is my priority that appropriate support and protection is put in place from the start of an investigation through to Court, putting victims first.



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Claire's other pledges

Engaging to ensure wellbeing and protection of police officers, staff and police volunteers

Tackling Abuse

To protect the most vulnerable, support victims, and take action to prevent and stand up against all forms of domestic abuse, sexual violence and hate crime.

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Prevention and Early Intervention

Commitment to family and community based work focusing on empowering communities and investment in targeted youth interventions.

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Strong Partnership Working

Working in partnership to make Dorset a place where individuals, families and communities are able to live safe from crime, disorder and harm.

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