Thames Valley Police and the Violence Reduction Unit has made a force-wide commitment to maintaining the provision of specially-trained schools officers, with new resources available to help support young people, keep them safe and prevent them being drawn into crime and violence.
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.
The Government has confirmed that a bid for an additional £800,000 to fund youth intervention programmes in Oxfordshire has been secured by the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit.
In this guest blog exploring the value of mentoring support, authored by Tim Blake, Project Director of Starting Point, a Reading-based mentoring organisation.
Volunteers will be working in the Royal Berkshire Hospital Emergency Department, offering mentoring support to young people admitted in circumstances involving risky behaviours.
The Youth Endowment Fund Toolkit summarises the best available research evidence about different approaches to preventing serious youth violence.
The National Youth Agency Safeguarding and Risk Management Hub (The Hub) is a freely accessible online resource providing guidance, support, advice and access to training resources in relation to safeguarding and risk management for organisations and individuals working with young people.
In the latest VRU blog, Matthew Van Poortvliet, Director of Evidence and Understanding at the Youth Endowment Fund introduces the YEF intervention evidence toolkit, helping to summarise available evidence as to what works in preventing youth violence.
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.
The latest TV VRU blog has been published. Our guest, Anne Bell of the PSHE Association discusses the importance of wider education for
This latest blog by Anne Bell of the PSHE Association discusses the development of new resources for schools to explore the issue of drugs and violence with young people.
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