The VRU and its partners are hosting a free and open-to-all webinar with a focus upon the night-time economy, safety and vulnerabilities.
The Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit has funded a force-wide expansion of an adult drug diversion programme used by Thames Valley Police to deal with low-level drug-related offences.
The RAW Navigator Scheme offers children intensive one to one mentoring by a social worker to encourage and arrange positive alternative activities and access to additional support.
TVVRU have partnered with PSHE Assoc and NPCC to produced quality assured PSHE materials
Additional £735,000 funding announced to tackle serious violence across the Thames Valley
We recognise that substance use and other addictions affect the user as well as their loved ones, families and friends. We work closely with trusted statutory partners and charities that are able to provide support, especially whilst we are all affected by the impact of Coronavirus.
Thames Valley VRU have established Violence Reductions Networks, led by education partners to embed trauma informed practice in schools to make them more inclusive.
In partnership with West Mercia and Thames Valley Police, we have produced advice sheets for young people and parents/carers explaining the issue and giving guidance to prevent harm and links to additional support around cyber-bullying.
In conjunction with Thames Valley Police’s Foundation Training Team, Police Officers in training will now receive a trauma informed drugs awareness input.
PSHE Resources to discuss County Drug Line exploitation, gangs and violence based upon the testimony of a convicted exploiter.
Several members of the Thames Valley VRU will be speaking at the virtual Four Nations Webinar Series, on the theme of public health approaches to tackling serious violence.
Developing ideas for Operation Sceptre as part of Oxford United in the Community’s National Citizenship Service