Progress following Call for PracticeWe have now been in touch with everyone who submitted an intervention via the call for practice. Of the 138 submissions we received, around 30 were shortlisted for further consideration and discussion at a meeting of National Policing Leads. The strongest submissions were then placed on a final shortlist for the Vulnerability and Violent Crime Programme Board, who selected the final ten interventions taken forward for independent evaluation. Following a competitive tendering process, two suppliers were selected to evaluate the selected interventions. Phase 1 completed on 29/03/2019, and looked at the feasibility and design of evaluation activity to be delivered in Phase 2, which runs from 08/04/2019 until 31/03/2020. At the end of Phase 1, evaluation activity for two of the ten interventions was stopped as further work was not considered to be feasible. Phase 2 will deliver process and impact evaluations of the eight remaining selected interventions to establish the following:
The interventions being evaluated in Phase 2 of the programme are as follows: The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) are evaluating interventions 1-3, and the University of Birmingham are evaluating interventions 4-8.
uses a trauma informed approach to diverting young people away from crime;
putting strategies in place to break a cycle of offending. Custody Intervention
Coaches (CICs) are trained and embedded within this police force’s custody
suites to approach suitable 18 to 25 year old detainees and support them in
seeking employment and education opportunities. You can read a full summary of this project on the Policing and Crime Reduction Research Map.
Divan / Operation Met Divan aims to reduce the number of young people carrying
weapons, and raise awareness of the consequences of weapon carrying. Police
work with partners to support those aged under 18 identified as being at risk
of weapon carrying and prevent future escalation. You can read a full summary of this project on the Policing and Crime Reduction Research Map.
adopts a holistic approach to violence and gives gang members a choice to
either stop their criminal behaviour, or face the consequences. Those who make
the decision to stop are supported by the community, for example by life
coaches, employment advisors, youth workers and the prevention and diversion
service (PADs). In contrast, clear signals and lawful disruptive tactics are
used to discourage individuals who are intent on continuing their gang
violence. You can read a full summary of this project on the Policing and Crime Reduction Research Map.
TFEI scheme is a force response to the Troubled Families programme and employs
a multi-agency approach to provide holistic support for families. The
intervention involves PCSOs working with families to understand their key
difficulties and identifying what can be done to support them. The focus is on
a preventative approach and therefore aims to target low level problems before
they become severe and high risk. You can read a full summary of this project on the Policing and Crime Reduction Research Map.
intervention focuses on young people who have experienced ACEs and who may need
support to deal with the trauma of those ACEs. The aim is to reduce the risk of
future offending, tackle health problems and wider social issues, and
ultimately support young people to enjoy a happy, healthy, crime-free life.
Trusted Adult Workers (TAWs), funded by the OPCC, but working within Local
Authorities, will be recruited to work with local children and adult
safeguarding boards and community safety partnerships to deliver the
intervention. Awareness training will also be given to staff from a range of
partner agencies, to facilitate better identification and referral of ACEs
exposed individuals to TAWs. You can read a full summary of this project on the Policing and Crime Reduction Research Map.
intervention has been developed to avoid repeated child neglect and common
assault offences against children working jointly with children services and
CPS. The aim is to undertake ‘early intervention’ activity to prevent
individuals reaching a crisis point. The intervention delivers a joint visit by
officers and Child Services. Robust messaging is provided to families, and
detailed behaviour contracts are developed which aim to improve the level of
care given to children and raise awareness about the consequences of failing to
adhere to the contract. You can read a full summary of this project on the Policing and Crime Reduction Research Map.
Spousal Assault Risk Assessment (SARA v3)/ Stalking Assessment and Management tool(SAM)
by the NPCC leads for MOSOVO and Domestic Abuse, a three-force pilot commenced
in November 2018 looking at the application of police risk assessment and
management tools for serial and repeat perpetrators of domestic abuse and
stalking. The tools being trialled are SARA V3, which is the latest version of
the risk assessment and management tool used by the NPS for domestic abuse
cases; and the Stalking Assessment and Management tool (SAM), used for managing
stalking cases. You can read a full summary of this project on the Policing and Crime Reduction Research Map.
Surrey HHPU uses an algorithm and
referral process to support professional judgement and provide a unique
approach to proactively identify high harm perpetrators who may or may not be
currently managed. Through identification and bespoke offender
targeting/rehabilitating; it aims to directly reduce and prevent the harm they
cause to the community and in particular vulnerable victims and increase
capacity by bringing together IOM and MAPPA resources. You can read a full summary of this project on the Policing and Crime Reduction Research Map.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or complete
the intervention submission form at the bottom of this page.
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.
The College, 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 use and develop the evidence base on vulnerability and violent crime. Areas of interest for the programme include knife crime, gangs, county lines, criminal exploitation of young people, and child sexual abuse/ exploitation. The programme will have 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 violent crime across forces in England and Wales. A minimum of ten of the most promising interventions identified by the VKPP and key stakeholders will then be tested through independent evaluations to build the evidence base around what works to tackle vulnerability and violent crime. The Knowledge Research and Practice Unit (KRP) at the College will manage the specification and procurement of these evaluations.
Sharing current practiceThe
programme offers an opportunity for the service to evaluate new and
existing practice in key areas. Staff from the VKPP will be working to
gather information from national leads across a range of areas, as well
as engaging with force violence and public protection leads to
understand different ways of working. We are keen for officers and staff
to share practice examples with the College and the VKPP to help ensure
we capture the full range of interventions and approaches being used
across the service. Please complete the Intervention Submission Form
below.You can contact the VKPP at email@example.com and the College at firstname.lastname@example.org