Government: Revamp of Victims' Code is 'main priority'

Victims' Minister Helen Grant said victims need more help "navigating a confusing and often intimidating criminal justice system."

A new Victims Code to be announced by the Government today will ensure victims of the most serious crime receive extra help and support including pre-trial counselling.

Helen Grant MP Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive

Ms Grant added: "I have always been clear we must put a stop to this, and make sure victims of crime are treated with the care they deserve. This total revamp of the Victims Code has been one of my main priorities and I have heard from victims just how important getting this right is."

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Guide for crime victims

Victims of crime will be able to hold the criminal justice system to account under proposals for a new code of practice backed by law, the Government announced today.