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VRU | What is the VRP?

What is the VRP?


The Police and Crime Commissioner PCC Donna Jones, chairs and leads the Strategic Violence Reduction Partnership (SVRP) that brings together executive level leaders in the Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) to oversee delivery of the violence reduction strategy. 

The VRP brings a broad range of agencies together and consists of Specified and Relevant Authorities to meet their statutory obligations under the Serious Violence Duty (Serious Violence Duty – GOV.UK ( under the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Act 2022 (PCSC 2022).     

You can read the terms of reference for the SVRP here which explains who makes up the Strategic Partnership and how they work together to tackle the causes of violence.  

The Specified and Relevant Authorities work together to take a public health approach (Violence Prevention Alliance Approach ( to understanding and tackling the root causes of violence.  As a Partnership we understand that violence is often rooted in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and therefore aim to take a Trauma Informed Approach, which focuses on what has happened to the person rather than what is wrong with them.   

The VRP produces a Strategic Needs Assessment (SNA) to show that we understand what is happening in our communities in relation to serious violence. We then produce a Response Strategy which sets out how partners will work together to reduce violence. 

You can find the documents referenced on this page HERE