Diary: 16 October 2017

I visited the NSPCC’s Service Centre in Gillingham last week to see one of the projects I had funded from the money I receive as the commissioner of victims’ services from the Ministry of

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Radio & TV: Talking to KMTV about helping child victims

At the NSPCC Service Centre in Gillingham, who received £35,000 from my Victims Fund.

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ConHome: The police are plugging a gap in mental healthcare provision – but we can’t do so forever

Just over a year ago, I wrote for this site about the substantial challenges that police forces were facing with cases involving mental health.

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Diary: 3 October 2017

First of all, thank you to everyone who sent Nina and I good wishes following the birth of our first child. Georgina is nearly four weeks old already and both Mum and baby are

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Radio: Increasing PCSO powers

I promised that PCSO powers would be reviewed when I was elected – now the Chief Constable of Kent has agreed to increase them.

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TV: Volunteering benefits Policing

Kent Police is the first in the country to train volunteers to use Policing powers around the county. Here’s my views.

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Diary: 18 September 2017

In October, I will be launching a new Restorative Justice (RJ) service for the county.

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Video: Police Federation Conference

Speaking at the 2017 National Police Federation Conference on mental health and welfare. Skip to 20mins 51seconds in.

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Parliament Street: Preventing demand, not just managing it

A policy paper first written for the Parliament Street Joseph Chamberlain Policy Centre on the need to prevent mental health demand, not just manage it.

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Delivering for Kent: 50 things in my first year

Matthew has drawn up a list of more than 50 things he has achieved seen being elected Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner in May 2016

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