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VRU | Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight (IOW) is a Unitary Authority which serves a population of just over 140,000 people.  It attracts many tourists via its links to the mainland from Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth. 

Eleanor Snookes is the VRU Manager for the Isle of Wight. 

Contact Eleanor by email: 

The VRU currently funds the following intervention projects on the Isle of Wight until March 2025: 

  • RESET programme  (custody navigators)  
    This is a custody intervention service for 18-25 year olds. The service is voluntary for young people that have been arrested and require guidance and support in moving away from offending and into employment, training or education.  RESET Navigators work out of Isle of Wight Police Custody. 
  • CHOICES programme for years 6 and 7   
    This is a schools workshops for years 6 & 7 addressing topics such as healthy relationships and the risks of child criminal exploitation.  The service is available to all schools on the Isle of Wight.  
    This is offered at St. Mary’s Hospital.  The service engages with young people presenting to custody with injuries associated with violence.  

Isle of Wight Community Safety Partnership 

The Isle of Wight (IOW) Community Safety Partnership (CSP) believes that crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and reducing the fear of crime can only be tackled effectively by working together. 

The current Partnership priorities are: 

  • violent crime 
  • reduce re-offending 
  • anti-social behaviour and community cohesion 
  • domestic violence and abuse and serious sexual offences 
  • prevent 
  • road safety 

Document links
2020/2021 Strategic Assessment (PDF, 2.25MB)  
2020/2022 Strategic Plan (PDF, 378KB). 

Isle of Wight Community Safety Partnership ( 

Contact information
Community Safety Services
01983 823000