the programme there are several other projects and activities taking place that
will contribute to the overall evidence base for vulnerability and violent
crime. Many of these projects focus on direct engagement with forces and
partners in order to obtain an understanding of current practice,
identification of gaps and exploration of opportunities for sharing knowledge
and learning. This page will be updated with more information about the
projects and links to relevant outputs throughout the course of the programme.
Understanding current approaches
Understanding current approachesWe continue to review and 'map' activity conducted in forces to collate current approaches to vulnerability and serious violence, help us to identify patterns and gaps, and share knowledge across the service. The interim map is a database managed by our partner team in the NPCC VKPP (Vulnerability, Knowledge and Practice Programme), which will be hosted within the Police ICT Knowledge Hub. We are currently developing requirements in order to inform the design and accessibility of the map. You can sign up to our page and be part of initial user acceptance testing if you have a .pnn email address.We are keen to hear about other work taking place across the service to enable the collation and sharing of new and emerging practice between forces. If you have any further practice examples to share in relation to vulnerability and violent crime in your force area please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the intervention submission form at the bottom of this page.In the meantime we have started to produce a static bank of information around current practice. If you wish to locate a force currently working on an area that you are interested in please contact email@example.com stating which type of initiative you would like more information about and they will provide you with the relevant information and/or direct you to the appropriate force contact.
National Vulnerability Action Plan (NVAP)
National Vulnerability Action Plan is aimed at supporting police forces to
deliver seven identified key themes that have specific actions:
The first draft of the plan has
been developed with experts and forces in order to ensure information is
captured correctly, and in a format that is suitable for assessment. This plan
was circulated to all forces within England and Wales and they were asked to
respond by the end of April 2019. The information is being reviewed and
assessed in order to develop a picture of the current availability of response
to vulnerability, and each force's planned activity, their potential for
improvement in activity, and ability to share knowledge or skills.
Serious Case Review
The VKPP are pleased to launch the second in a series of quarterly briefings that draw together police-specific learning from Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) and other similar reviews and documents. The SCRs were chosen for inclusion where there was police involvement prior to the incident that triggered the SCR, ensuring particular relevance to police practice. The second briefing provides an overview of 41 Serious Case Reviews on the theme of youth suicide. The briefing further highlights recurrent themes in relation to strategic and operational practice across different types of cases that will allow forces to reflect on and improve practice. You can access the second briefing below. The third briefing is planned for dissemination around mid-November 2019. We anticipate that briefings will evolve to incorporate learning from new sources of information, such as Rapid Reviews, as this emerges from new national safeguarding arrangements. Any feedback on the briefings should be directed to the VKPP team at the email address below. The team would also be pleased to receive any serious case reviews, rapid reviews or other similar learning documents published since January 1st 2016 for consideration in forthcoming briefings. The VKPP team can be contacted via their mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org .