Thames Valley VRU have established Violence Reductions Networks, led by education partners to embed trauma informed practice in schools to make them more inclusive.
The MK Together Partnership brings together the Community Safety Partnership, the Health & Wellbeing Board and the Safeguarding Partnership for Milton Keynes, providing oversight and coordination.
A new Violence Sub-Group of the Milton Keynes Together Partnership has been established to take a focus on the reduction of violence.
Further information on the MK Together Partnership, including the publication of the MK Together Handbook, is available on their website.
MK Together is represented at both the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit Strategy Board and Operational Board and is a core member of the wider violence reduction partnership. Through this, the VRU can support and coordinate violence reduction activity being delivered by partners in Milton Keynes and across the wider Thames Valley.
Thames Valley VRU are working with the PSHE Association and NPCC to produce quality assured PSHE resources for schools on key topics such as Substance Use and Violence.
MVP is a peer-led programme enabling schools to work with young people to challenge accepted narratives around violence.
The VRU working with Criminal Justice, Oxfordshire Children Social Care and the Youth Justice Service are piloting a new process to ensure effective information sharing when a young person has been arrested
DIVERT is a custody Intervention programme which is designed to reduce reoffending and has been funded by the TVP Violence Reduction Unit.
The effects of knife images on young people are set to be examined as part of a new partnership project involving Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit.
Working with Thames Valley Police’s Service Improvement Team, the Violence Reduction Unit have designed a new tool to help officers and staff tackle serious violence across the Thames Valley.
Operation Prelude is a focused deterrence programme, using the principles of problem solving, it is designed to focus activity on those individuals presenting the greatest risk to local communities and divert them away from offending.
A key priority of the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit’s strategy to reduce violence is to ensure those who commit violence are effectively brought to justice. In order to support this priority, the Violence Reduction Unit have initiated Op Rebus
Op Rasure is TVP’s response to violent and knife enabled crime.
In conjunction with Thames Valley Police’s Foundation Training Team, Police Officers in training will now receive a trauma informed drugs awareness input.
New Leaf, offer face-to-face mentoring programme which aims to support to young people that are at risk of exclusion and/or are currently within the criminal justice system.
The VRU have identified five hotspot hospitals across the Thames Valley Area and are working with those hospitals to set up hospital navigators utilising local providers who understand the needs of the local people
Redeeming our communities (ROC) has been commissioned to deliver ROC Conversations/ROC tele mentoring and ROC Mentoring across Reading, Milton Keynes and Oxford.