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Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has called for primary-age children to be taught about domestic violence in schools.
The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, is today calling for schools to teach children about domestic violence.
Speaking at an event at Northumbria University, she aims to voice the importance for young people to learn that non-violent relationships are healthy and normal.
Vera Baird is working with the Labour party to propose changes to the national curriculum.
Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Northumbria University, forty years after graduating from its predecessor with her first law degree.
Vera Baird was Vice-President of the Student Union at Newcastle Polytechnic, before embarking on a career as a barrister.
She went on to become Labour MP for Redcar in 2001 before being elected as Northumbria's first Police Commissioner.
The Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria Mark Dennett has retired from his role. The former Northumbria Police Chief Superintendent, who headed up both South Tyneside and Northumberland Area Commands, played a key role in developing the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
“It’s been great working at the Northumbria Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and I’ve enjoyed the 14 months I have worked there. “While I had intended to retire when I left Northumbria Police this was too good an opportunity not to be involved with and it’s been a privilege to be involved in a new role and chapter in policing. “I was pleased to be able to use my 30 years as a serving Northumbria Police officer to help the Commissioner better understand the Force and the demands made upon it.”
The Commissioner appointed Mark Dennett when she took up her post in November 2012.
“I’m very sorry to see Mark go as he has provided me with invaluable advice since I appointed him as my deputy. “He brought with him a wealth of experience which I have put to good use in my first 14 months in the role and he will be a big miss. “I do however wish him the very best of luck and want to take this opportunity to thank him for coming out of ‘retirement’ to take on a key role in my team.”