Helping to end violence against women and girls is a priority for PCCs

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) has been bought into sharp focus by recent tragic and high profiles cases, however these are neither isolated incidents nor is VAWG a new challenge. PCCs recognise that a whole system approach is needed which draws together partners from across the board to affect change.

Download the APCC VAWG Action Plan 2022-23 (.pdf)

For PCCs, their teams and wider partners, to help tackle violence against women and girls.


Download the PCC VAWG Infographic (.pdf) 

Download the VAWG infographic

Our interactive PDF demonstrates how PCCs are prioritising work locally to tackle violence against women and girls.



VAWG progress report published

Joint Victims Leads respond to progress report into police response to tackling violence against women and girls.

'Deeply concerning' report highlights fundamental areas for improvement

APCC Leads respond to police super-complaint report on police perpetrated domestic abuse.

APCC Lead calls for greater clarity on Victims Bill

APCC Joint Lead on Victims gave evidence at the Justice Committee's pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Victims Bill.

New non-fatal strangulation offence comes into force

APCC Victims leads welcome Govt announcement that non-fatal strangulation will be made a specific offence as part of the Domestic Abuse Act.

Stop collecting large amounts of personal data about rape and sexual assault victims

APCC Victims' Leads respond to the Information Commissioner's calls for the criminal justice sector to stop collecting excessive amounts of personal information from rape victims.

APCC Joint Victims Leads Donna Jones & Sophie Linden respond to the publication of draft Victims Bill

Government announces it will be publishing a draft Victims Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny.


Donna Jones, APCC Joint Lead for the Victims Portfolio

An update on the APCC Victims Portfolio from Donna Jones

Sophie Linden, APCC Joint Lead for Victims Portfolio

An update on the Victims Portfolio from Sophie Linden.

Sophie Linden, APCC Joint Lead for Victims

Sophie explains the key areas Police and Crime Commissioners are responsible for when it comes to supporting victims of crime:

Andrea Simon, Director End Violence Against Women

Andrea Simon, gives her views on the VAWG session.

Dame Vera Baird QC, Victims' Commissioner for England & Wales

The Victims' Commissioner on VAWG.

Deputy Chief Constable Maggie Blyth

Maggie is the new NPCC Lead on VAWG.

Resources and Publications

pccs-making-a-difference-vawg-in-focus.pdf, 2.47Mb