Useful Links

Useful Information

Links to websites run by partner agencies locally, regionally and nationally.

West Yorkshire Police
Information on West Yorkshire Police, includes press releases and crime appeals

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Information on crime and policing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

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Help locate the UK's most wanted individuals sought in connection for crimes including murder, sexual assault, burglary, violence and more. Search the most recent appeals via post code, crime type or operation and help keep the UK and your community safe. Pass on information anonymously via their  Anonymous Online Form or call on 0800 555 111.


Links to the five main local authorities in West Yorkshire

Bradford MDC          Calderdale

Kirklees           Leeds City Council

Wakefield Council

Independent Office for Police Conduct
Independent body overseeing complaints against police officers

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Victim Support
Victim Support is the national charity for people affected by crime. Staff and volunteers give free and confidential information and support for victims and witnesses of any crime whether or not it has been reported and regardless of when it happened. Victim Support also supports victims and witnesses if required to give evidence at court. If you require any help or advice, please ring The Victim Care Unit on 0300 3031971 or visit the website via the logo link.

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Ask the Police
Search for answers to questions relating to police activity.

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Leeds University Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
The Advisory Board contains members and officers from the Police and Crime Commissioner's Office and officers from West Yorkshire Police.

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Home Office
Links to criminal justice, crime reduction and press releases    

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Local Government Association

Policy, news, events and contact information


Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and Association of Chief Police Officers

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Independent Custody Visiting Association
Facts and figures about the Association


The Local Government Ombudsman
Investigates complaints of injustice arising from maladministration by local authorities and certain other bodies

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CIPFA Better Governance Forum
The CIPFA Better Governance Forum
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Centre for Mental Health

Aims to help create a society in which people with mental health problems enjoy equal chances in life to those without. Focus on criminal justice, employment, mental health at work, recovery and children, with supporting work on broader mental health and public policy.

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West Yorkshire Police Authority
The website for the former West Yorkshire Police Authority has been archived by the British Library. Click logo to be directed to the archived site.

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Counselling Directory
Counselling Directory provides a huge support network of counsellors, enabling visitors to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs.

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Citizens Advice Bureau
Provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. 


NHS England 

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West Yorkshire Community Rehablitation CompanyWYCRC


National Probation Service
The National Probation Service is a statutory criminal justice service that supervises high-risk offenders released into the community.


West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority is responsible for the county's fire and rescue service, which serves a population of more than two million people spread over almost 800 square miles. 

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Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) independently assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces and fire & rescue services - in the public interest.


Crown Prosecution Service
The CPS exists to ensure that wrongdoers are brought to justice, victims of crime are supported and that people feel safer in their communities.


Ministry of Justice
The MoJ work to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public.


Youth Justice Board
Oversee the youth justice system in England and Wales.  

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Help for Victims
Whether you have been affected by crime - or you know someone who has - this website could help. It provides information about how victims and witnesses should be treated within the Criminal Justice System and offer advice for those affected by crime.  


N8 Research Partnership
The N8 Research Partnership is a collaboration of the eight most research intensive universities in the North of England: Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.

Working with industry, N8 aims to maximise the impact of this research base by identifying and coordinating powerful research collaborations across the North of England and beyond.  


West Yorkshire Trading Standards
The overall aim of the West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service is to ensure that there is a fair market place where informed, knowledgeable consumers can confidently interact with compliant businesses. 

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UK Safer Internet Centre

Welcome to the UK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
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HM Prison Service
Keep those sentenced to prison in custody, helping them lead law-abiding and useful lives, both while they are in prison and after they are released.   


HM Prison Leeds 


HM Prison Newhall 

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HM Prison Wakefield 


HM Prison Wealstun


HM Prison Wetherby 


University of Bradford     

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University of Leeds     

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Leeds Beckett University     


 Leeds Trinity University     

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University of Huddersfield     



Hope for Justice
Hope for Justice is an anti-human trafficking charity which identifies and rescues victims, advocates on their behalf, provides restorative care which rebuilds lives and trains frontline professionals. 


Get Safe Online
Get Safe Online is a leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety. 


Cyber Aware
Cyber Aware is all about discovering how you, your family and your business can be secure online.



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