Launch of the West Yorkshire Victims Strategy and PCC’s Annual Third Sector Conference.
Monday 11 November 2019, 1pm to 5pm & 5.30pm to 8.30pm
You are invited to attend the launch the West Yorkshire Victims’ Strategy. The event will also be the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Annual Third Sector conference, recognising the pivotal role that voluntary, community, and faith organisations play in supporting victims, survivors and communities harmed by crime.
The event will take place on Monday 11 November at a venue in central Leeds – a short walk from the train station – with the first session starting at 1pm and ending at 5pm and the second session, starting at 5:30pm and ending at 8.30pm.
Keynote speakers will include:
- Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner
- Vera Baird, Victims Commissioner for England and Wales and formerly Northumbria PCC.
- John Robins QPM, Chief Constable of West Yorkshire
- The third sector and victims themselves will also speak at the event and contribute to the discussions.
You will be able to opt into a choice of group sessions to brief you on the wide range of statutory and voluntary sector services available to support victims and survivors and there will be an opportunity for organisations supporting victims and survivors to publicise their services in a “market place” style event. The programme for the afternoon session will be mirrored by the evening session. The ‘market place’ will remain into the evening and those who can attend both sessions will have a greater opportunity to network and benefit from the group information sessions.
The PCC is especially concerned that victims, survivors, other service users and the many individuals who support them as volunteers have the opportunity to attend, and this is why the event will be repeated in the evening. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day and a light buffet will be available for those attending both sessions.