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.
We work closely with partners to produce and share resources to enable us all to reduce violence. Here you will find free resources and contacts which you can reference, use and share.
Some resources are only available to our partners in education due to their need for qualified delivery, such as PSHE lessons. In order to access these you will need to create an account so that we can ensure they are shared appropriately. There is no cost for this, only a simple registration process.
For further details about any of our resources, please contact us via the ‘Who we are’ and ‘Contact’ tabs.
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.
Our 2021/22 Strategic Needs Assessment has been published
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
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.
We work closely with and fully endorse the work of the PSHE Association and they have produced excellent resources for use during lockdown.
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.
PSHE Resources to discuss County Drug Line exploitation, gangs and violence based upon the testimony of a convicted exploiter.