PCC commissions independent research on domestic abuse

ucsA far-reaching, independent report published by University Campus Suffolk (UCS) today (Tuesday 3 March 2015) takes an unprecedented look at how victims of domestic abuse consider they are supported in the county.

The research, commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore and led by UCS’s Senior Lecturer Dr Emma Bond, considers verbatim data drawn from individual interviews and focus groups based on the experiences of 69 Suffolk survivors (63 females and 6 males) who volunteered to take part in the study. More…..


Precept increased by 6p* a week for next year

Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore will be asking council taxpayers to pay an average 6p a week extra towards policing in the county in the next financial year.

The PCC presented his proposal to the Police and Crime Panel meeting at Suffolk County Council’s HQ today for their consideration; the panel unanimously supported the proposal. More…

* for Band D property


Countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisor service secured

A major grant commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore to support victims of domestic violence and abuse, has been awarded to Lighthouse Women’s Aid.

The three-year grant will secure a countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisors service to provide specialist support dedicated to the individual needs of victims of domestic abuse.

This is a significant boost to the existing provision and responds to critical reports by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and CAADA (Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse) which highlighted that Suffolk had insufficient IDVA capacity to effectively support the levels of high risk victims in Suffolk.     More…..