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HRH The Princess Royal presents Victims First Northumbria with top award
02 Oct | 20:54

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, has today (Monday, October 1st) visited Victims First Northumbria to present them with the Restorative Service Quality Mark Award.

The Princess Royal, as Patron of the Restorative Justice Council, visited the Charity and spoke to staff about their work and the crucial services they provide to victims.

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, said: “This is a fantastic representation of the diligent work carried out by Victims First. The staff fully deserves this recognition and I am honoured to have The Princess Royal here to present it.”

The occasion was marked with a plaque to commemorate the Royal visit which also included Northumbria Police’s Assistant Chief Constable, Rachel Bacon and Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear, Mrs Susan M. Winfield as well as many other esteemed guests.

Assistant Chief Constable for Northumbria Police, Rachel Bacon, said: “We are delighted to have Her Royal Highness here to help us highlight the amazing work Victims First carry out for victims in Northumbria. Each victim is going through their own personal experience and the charity helps get them the support they need to begin their recovery.”

Victims First Northumbria Chief Executive, Ruth Parker, said: “It was such an achievement in the first place to be one of the first victim services in the country to receive this award which recognises the quality of our work. For The Princess Royal, to make a special visit to the area to present this has allowed us to showcase our outstanding work and explain how this can change the recovery of victims of crime.”

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