Stan Gilmour, Director of the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit welcomes the latest results following Operation Sceptre, the national week of action to tackle knife crime.
Details of upcoming Oxford VRN sessions and how schools can join the network
PC Ben is the latest recruit in schools engagement.
A Violence Reduction Network (VRN) is a multi-agency forum and action group committed to reducing violence in our local community. The primary aim is to establish a series of trauma informed schools within the network to act as the corner stone for further problem solving activity in the area. The network will share good practice, identify common problems and design local solutions.
An introduction and link to the Loughborough University evidence-base paper for adopting ‘Child First’ approaches to the work of the Youth Justice System (YJS) of England and Wales
Thames Valley Police will be one of four forces to trial the introduction of new post-conviction powers to further tackle knife crime and violence.
Additional £735,000 funding announced to tackle serious violence across the Thames Valley
We work closely with and fully endorse the work of the PSHE Association and they have produced excellent resources for use during lockdown.
Thames Valley VRU have established Violence Reductions Networks, led by education partners to embed trauma informed practice in schools to make them more inclusive.
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.
Free resources now available for children/young people and parents/carers to combat Cyberbullying
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.