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

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.

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

Minister for Women

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


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    • News story
  2. Minister for Women joins procession through London

    • Press release
  3. £1 million of Home Office funding to boost fight against knife crime

    • Press release
  4. Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland to step down

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  5. Director of Labour Market Enforcement calls for measures to tackle exploitation of low paid workers

    • Press release
  6. Government announces winners of funding to celebrate centenary year of suffrage

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  7. Home Office funds University of Bristol research into prostitution

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  8. Home Office launches anti-knife crime campaign

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  9. Government outlines strengthened plans to tackle child abuse

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  10. Minister launches online CSE threat assessment

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