The College of Policing, in partnership with the National Police Chiefs
Council (NPCC), has been awarded a grant through the Home Office Police
Transformation Fund to undertake a programme of work to develop the evidence
base on vulnerability and serious violence. Key areas of interest for the vulnerability
and violent crime programme (VVCP) include knife crime, gangs, county lines,
criminal exploitation of young people, and child sexual abuse/ exploitation.
The programme has a particular focus on children and young people and is funded
until March 2020.The Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme (VKPP), hosted by the
NPCC, has been created and is working with force violence and public protection
(VPP) leads to identify current interventions and approaches to vulnerability
and serious violence across forces in England and Wales. The VKPP is also
working with forces to measure progress against the National Vulnerability
Action Plan. New call for practice – January/ Feb 2020To ensure we capture the full range of practice in use across policing, we are asking you to share examples of interventions or approaches that you are using in your force to tackle vulnerability and/or serious violence. Our previous call for practice activity between September and December 2018 identified over 130 practice examples, most of which are now being shared in the 'Initiatives' section of the Knowledge Hub's Vulnerability and Violent Crime Programme group. The Knowledge Hub VVCP group is growing at pace and already has over 200 members accessing and sharing new and emerging practice. The VKPP monitors the traffic on the site, where users typically spend 15 minutes visiting 10 different pages/practice examples, demonstrating a clear value for policing across all vulnerability types. For this new call for practice we are interested in any type of intervention or practice linked to vulnerability and serious violence, including: approaches to information sharing and analysis; early intervention; prevention and disruption activity; policing and partnership approaches; and regional, force-wide or local projects. You can find more information about the call for practice in this two page briefing note. Call for practice forms can be downloaded here, and should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 21st 2020.
Progress of Phase 2Eight of the most promising interventions identified through the first call for practice are being tested through independent evaluations to build the evidence base around what works to tackle vulnerability and serious violence. You can find a list of the selected interventions with summaries on the intervention evaluation page. Theory of change (ToC) models and analysis plans were developed for each intervention in phase 1 of the programme (ending March 2019), and throughout phase 2, suppliers have provided interim reports outlining the progress of each evaluation, engagement with intervention teams, and any barriers and challenges to undertaking evaluation activity so far. The evaluations remain on track to complete by the end of March 2020.
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. You can read about the additional vulnerability and violent crime projects here.
You can contact the VKPP at email@example.com and the College at firstname.lastname@example.org