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VRU | Interventions, Evaluations and...

Interventions, Evaluations and Opportunities

Collaborative working 

The IEO Working Group consists of multi-agency partners drawn together by the SVRP to ensure that interventions respond to local need. The group will draw on its collective experience and expertise to identify opportunities for synergy and collaborative working. This approach will maximise the impact of interventions and grow the influence and understanding of partnerships. We can then map gaps in provision to help co-ordinate innovative and targeted responses to serious violence. 

There are limited public funds to tackle the root causes of violence, the IEO Working Group will champion spending on interventions with a track record of success in communities where the need is greatest. 


Public Health Approach 

The IEO Working Group will adopt a Public Health Approach to commissioning interventions, which is with and for communities. The group is committed to taking a trauma-informed approach in understanding and defining the problem of violence in our communities.  The IEO Working Group will focus on developing and testing prevention strategies and ensuring widespread adoption of effective strategies.


What works? 

There are several organisations in the VRP that commission services. The IEO Working Group will advocate strongly for future commissioning decisions to will focus on an evidence base of ‘what works’ by utilizing resources such as College of Policing, Youth Endowment Fund Toolkit as well as results of existing intervention evaluation data. 

The Evaluation and Commissioning Strategy outlines the Violence Reduction Partnership’s approach to commissioning, monitoring and evaluating violence reduction activity.  The approach ensures that commissioning decisions are evidence based and that the Partnership is confident in the impact of their activity.


Linking in with the SVRP 

The IEO Working Group responds to the identified needs within the VRP SNA as well as understanding where gaps in provision exist. The Group will also work with the Data Analysis Working Group (DAWG) to help define the scale and nature of serious violence within communities across the HIPS area.  

The group will report back to the SVRP with proposed solutions to identified gaps in provision as well as evaluation data relating to existing interventions. 

The IEO Group will help inform the SVRP Response Strategy and any interventions which have been implemented will be evaluated and performance reviewed within the SVRP Annual Review. This approach means that the Hampshire and IOW VRP contribute to the National and International evidence base of ‘what works’. 

You can find the documents referenced on this page HERE