The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, recently published a new draft Police and Crime Plan for London, which places better support for victims at the heart of new proposals. The plan is now open for public consultation before adoption early next year.
As well as improving the standards of policing and criminal justice in London, the Mayor has identified three new London-wide priorities: keeping children and young people safe; tackling violence against women and girls; and standing together against extremism, hatred and intolerance.
The Mayor took the opportunity to announce an investment of more than £4 million to help tackle sexual abuse in London. The funding – for services already supporting abuse victims – was confirmed as a study carried out by City Hall and NHS England revealed that the needs of survivors across the capital are going unmet.
The Mayor of London, who is also VSE member, is responsible for policing in London as well as the capital’s victims’ services.
You can find out more about the new plan at https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/draft-police-and-crime-plan and about the additional funding for services supporting abuse victims at https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/mayor-invests-4m-to-help-tackle-sexual-violence