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
Call for Practice submission we received is being reviewed and 'mapped'
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). 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
Vulnerability, Knowledge and Practice Programme is pleased to launch the
first 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, so it is very relevant to strategic and operational practice. The
briefing provides an overview of 17 Serious Case Reviews in the first
instance, highlighting a special theme on non-intimate partner family
violence. The briefing further highlights recurrent themes in relation
to strategic and operational practice across different types of cases
that will allow forces to reflect upon and improve practice. You can access the first briefing below.
Serious Case Review: First briefingThe second briefing is expected to be available mid-July 2019. We envision the briefings will evolve to begin to
incorporate learning from new sources of information, such as Rapid
Reviews, as it emerges from the new national safeguarding arrangements
that are underway. We ask forces and other partners to send through any
serious case reviews, rapid reviews or other similar learning documents
published post-January 1st 2016 to the VKPP for consideration
in forthcoming briefings. Please address these to the VKPP mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
also welcome your feedback and engagement with this piece of work, and
plan to follow up to assess its impact and ways in which we can improve
the briefing to meet the needs of forces in England and Wales.