Amendment 58

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords am 5:45 pm ar 23 Ebrill 2024.

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Lord Russell of Liverpool:

Moved by Lord Russell of Liverpool

58: After Clause 11, insert the following new Clause—“Training: support for victims(1) The Secretary of State must publish and implement, in consultation with the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses, a strategy for providing mandatory training on the contents and application of the victims’ code for relevant staff of the following organisations—(a) the police,(b) the Crown Prosecution Service,(c) probation services,(d) the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office,(e) health and social services,(f) victim support services, (g) maintained and independent schools and colleges of further education, and(h) such other bodies as the Secretary of State deems appropriate.(2) The strategy under subsection (1) must be reviewed and updated every three years.”Member's explanatory statementTo ensure justice agencies responsible for giving effect to the Victims Code are properly trained and familiar with its provisions and deliver it effectively.

Photo of Lord Russell of Liverpool Lord Russell of Liverpool Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

My Lords, we debated this amendment on the first day on Report last week. It is to do with training. All of the discussions that I have had in the intervening time with the Domestic Abuse Commissioner, with the noble Baroness, Lady Newlove, and with others, demonstrated the overwhelming importance of training, and the lack of training being a common theme, again and again, when things go wrong for victims. I wish to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 203, Noes 192.

Rhif adran 3 Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 58

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Na: 190 Members of the House of Lords

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Amendment 58 agreed.

Clause 12: Duty to collaborate in exercise of victim support functions

Amendments 59 and 60 not moved.

Clause 13: Strategy for collaboration in exercise of victim support functions

Amendments 61 and 62 not moved.