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Sistah Space urgently needs protection

Caroline Pidgeon has written to the Mayor of Hackney regarding Sistah Space, the charity which provides pan-London specialist domestic abuse support services for Black and Afro-Caribbean women and girls

Caroline stressed that Sistah Space must be protected, especially with the impact lockdown and Covid-19 are having on cases of domestic violence.

Caroline said:

We need an urgent return to real community policing in London

Writing for Inside Croydon, Caroline Pidgeon AM discusses the issues that have caused the public in London to lose confidence in the Metropolitan Police.

Caroline concludes:

The issues facing the Met are varied and complex, but radical action is needed to tackle the drop in confidence the Met has seen. We need to re-open and replace the police front counters lost in recent years, as well as finding new ways to encourage engagement between communities and the police.

The concerning changes to medical staffing in Met custody suites

Caroline Pidgeon AM has written to the Met raising concerns and questions about the removal of contracted doctors (FMEs) from healthcare provision in custody suites across London.

Caroline described her concerns that the changes will place increasing demand on Custody Nurse Practitioners, who already have incredibly demanding roles, and risk the safety of not just detainees, but also officers and custody staff.

The new lockdown rules – and how to get help when you need it

Monday's announcement has made clear that we must all stay at home except for essential purposes. The message is once again: Stay Home – Protect the NHS – Save Lives.

More information on what the rules are and the reasons you are able to leave home are at gov.uk.

This will be a difficult time for many, and please do remember there are lots of people who can help if you are struggling with mental ill-health:

  • Samaritans - 116 123

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