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.
The Commissioner appointed Mark Dennett when she took up her post in November 2012.
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird is backing Safer Internet Day, the worldwide event aimed at promoting a more responsible use of technology. The force has its own youth website which provides information and advice for young people, parents and teachers about staying safe.
A new approach to tackling violence against women and girls is being launched today (December 10) by the region's Police and Crime Commissioners.
The plans, led by the Northumbria Commissioner Vera Baird, include employers supporting members of staff who are victims of domestic abuse.
Vera Baird has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela who died yesterday aged 95.
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird paid tribute to Nelson Mandela who died aged 95. She has described him as the “greatest freedom fighter”, adding South Africa’s first black president had led "an entire generation". Vera Baird met Mr Mandela at a ceremony where she became a QC.
Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has backed calls by outgoing Director of Public Prosecution, Keir Starmer, to bring in the mandatory reporting of child abuse suspicions for people working with children.