Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Women)

Victoria Atkins MP

Biography

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.

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

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Women)

The Minister for Women has overall responsibility for policy on gender equality.

Announcements

  1. Pregabalin and gabapentin to be controlled as class C drugs
  2. Home Office provides £2m to stem human trafficking in Albania
  3. Home Office hosts first serious violence event in London
  4. UK agrees principles for tackling modern slavery in supply chains
  5. £500,000 awarded to organisations helping to tackle causes of the gender pay gap
  6. Funding boost to help pupils affected by domestic abuse
  7. National County Lines Coordination Centre to crack down on drug gangs
  8. More than £400,000 awarded to organisations increasing diversity in politics
  9. Boost for vulnerable children through trusted relationships
  10. Community groups provided with additional funding to tackle knife crime