Engagement and Communications
As a Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP), we work closely with our partners to understand the strengths, challenges and needs of all communities in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton. We work with and for our communities, gaining insight and understanding to celebrate the strengths of our communities, and work with them to realise what needs to be done. We believe that working together to truly understand our communities will help determine how local investments should be made, which will keep people safer.
The VRU brings together VRP partners to collaborate with and listen to communities, we then cooperate with sharing information and co-produce our work. Together we want to celebrate what great communities we live in and challenge any narrative that may draw young people into exploitation and violence.
The Engagement Working Group and Communications Working Group have been set up to ensure communities are consulted about what matters to them, can take part in finding solutions, and hear about what we are doing to reduce violence.
The VRU Communications and Engagement groups are represented by our key partners: HIOW Constabulary, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Health, Justice, local authorities, education and Voluntary and Charity sectors. We feed our work into the Strategic Violence Reduction Partnership (SVRP) and submit reports about our work to the Home Office each quarter.
We work closely with the Youth Commission and their ‘big conversation’ to hear the voice of young people.
For more details of the membership and terms of reference for this follow the link at the bottom of the page.