Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Safeguarding)

Victoria Atkins MP


Victoria Atkins 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.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Safeguarding)

The minister’s responsibilities are:

  • modern slavery and the national referral mechanism
  • domestic abuse
  • violence against women and girls including female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage
  • early youth intervention on serious violence
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • victims
  • child sexual abuse and exploitation
  • Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
  • Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
  • sexual violence including the rape review
  • anti-social behaviour
  • prostitution
  • stalking
  • online internet safety/WeProtect
  • victims of terrorism
  • Security Industry Authority

More about this role

Home Office

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Women)


  1. £7 million for new coalition of vulnerable children’s charities
  2. Further support for children affected by domestic abuse
  3. Support for modern slavery victims affected by coronavirus
  4. Government announces new action to prevent modern slavery in its supply chains
  5. Enhanced Domestic Abuse Bill introduced to Parliament
  6. Third of FTSE 100 board members now women, but Business Secretary says more needs to be done
  7. Government gives police new powers to protect victims of stalking
  8. Sexual harassment victims to "have their say" on laws designed to protect them
  9. Domestic Abuse Bill 2019: letter from minister to Carolyn Harris MP
  10. Government recommits support to victims on Anti-Slavery Day