Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability


The minister is responsible for:

  • victims of terrorism
  • Disclosure and Barring Service
  • drugs
  • alcohol
  • crime prevention
  • anti-social behaviour
  • gangs, youth crime and youth violence
  • knife crime
  • wildlife crime
  • child sexual exploitation and abuse (including Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse
  • online child sexual exploitation
  • mental health
  • modern slavery
  • honour-based violence (including forced marriage and honour killings)
  • female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • violence against women and girls
  • missing people and children
  • sexual violence, prostitution and lap dancing
  • domestic violence
  • WEProtect
  • internet safety

Current role holder: Victoria Atkins MP

Victoria Atkins MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office on 9 November 2017.

She was elected Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle in May 2015.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Sarah Newton MP

    • 2016 to 2017


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  1. Minister launches online CSE threat assessment

    • News story
  2. Metal theft falls after introduction of Scrap Metal Dealers Act

    • News story
  3. Modern slavery victims to receive longer period of support

    • News story
  4. Home Office announces package of measures to tackle violent crime

    • Press release
  5. New funding announced for victims of sexual abuse

    • News story
  6. Sarah Newton speech at mental health and policing conference

    • Speech
  7. Domestic Abuse survivors given a voice to vote

    • Press release
  8. Director of Labour Market Enforcement warns rogue bosses of plans to use powers to jail worst offenders

    • Press release
  9. Home Secretary announces action plan to tackle acid attacks

    • Press release
  10. Government announces further funding to tackle gang related violence

    • News story