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

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  1. Community groups provided with additional funding to tackle knife crime

    • News story
  2. Government commissions independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

    • News story
  3. Victoria Atkins chairs business against slavery forum today

    • News story
  4. Children affected by domestic abuse to benefit from £8 million fund

    • News story
  5. FTSE 350 urged to step up to meet 2020 women on boards targets

    • Press release
  6. UK government ratifies Lanzarote Convention to tackle child sexual exploitation

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

    • Press release
  8. £1 million of Home Office funding to boost fight against knife crime

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

    • News story
  10. Director of Labour Market Enforcement calls for measures to tackle exploitation of low paid workers

    • Press release