Prospective Commissioner Will Deliver a “Victim’s Charter” for West Mercia

The Conservative Candidate for West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion has announced he will deliver a new “West Mercia Victim’s Charter” in his first one hundred days after taking office.

A new charter would be developed following engagement with victims, victim groups and the police.  The charter would include key standards in victim care, including the support offered and a commitment to keep victims informed.

A new “West Mercia Victim’s Charter” would be proposed to be signed by West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and West Mercia Police, as well encouraging other criminal justice partners to sign up.

John Campion says, “I will work hard as Commissioner to reduce crime in West Mercia and I will ensure victims of crime are effectively supported to get justice so they can get on with their lives.  As Commissioner I would hit the ground running and propose a new Victims Charter within my first one hundred days in office.  The charter would clearly set out the support that will be offered to victims of crime and the level of service they can expect from the Police.”

“I know from talking to victims in recent months that there are some great examples of support to victims of crime in West Mercia, but I would expect that those great examples be the standard that everyone receives.  I have also told consistently from victims that being kept informed of the progress with their case is vital.  I would also work with the Courts Service and voluntary sector to coordinate the support to victims and witnesses to deliver a joined up service to victims.”