We have serious concerns about plans to break up existing, secure and locally based ways of helping them in favour of what will inevitably be a more expensive, fragmented and inefficient system. It makes no sense to reinvent the wheel by asking police and crime commissioners to purchase services for victims. Victim Support has been successfully giving help to victims and witnesses for nearly 40 years... Getting it right for victims and witnesses should be about putting their needs at the heart of changes.
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