Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) have been working with South Yorkshire VRU, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield as part of an N8 Policing Research Partnership funded research project aiming to understand more about the impact of using images of knives when talking to young people about the risk of knife carrying and usage.
Using the analytical capabilities of the Thames Valley Together data platform, the VRU identified over 80 individuals who may have been vulnerable, informing the safeguarding response.
The first annual Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit Strategic Needs Assessment document has been published, collating information from across partners . It provides new insights which underpin the public health approach to tackling serious violence and will inform activity over the coming year.
Our 2021/22 Strategic Needs Assessment has been published
Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Crime & Policing, visited the Thames Valley on Friday 21 May to learn more about our work.
In the latest blog, DCI Prescott-Mayling discusses the Thames Valley Together data project, which provides an innovation in sharing data to tackle root causes of violence.
TVVRU supports PhD opportunity researching education inequalities with the University of Sheffield
TVVRU and University of Oxford to deliver a UK first
Additional £735,000 funding announced to tackle serious violence across the Thames Valley
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.
Carrie Hartwell has been nominated as a Public Health Hero for her work improving data and information sharing across the Thames Valley