Vulnerability and Violent Crime Programme (VVCP)

VVCP Phase 3 funding confirmed

The College has been awarded a grant from the Home Office to continue the work of the Vulnerability and Violent Crime Programme (VVCP) into a third phase of activity. The new funding will enable us to continue work to develop the evidence base on vulnerability and serious violence, with a specific focus on county lines and child sexual abuse/ exploitation. Phase 3 of the programme has four main objectives:

  1. The continuation of evaluation activity for selected interventions from Phase 2
  2. Delivery of theories of change and feasibility studies for four new interventions focussed on tackling vulnerability
  3. The evaluation of a stalking screening tool
  4. Collation and dissemination of key programme learning


The programme is now funded until March 2021. We will provide further details of the new interventions we are exploring through feasibility studies in due course.

Progress of Phase 2

Eight of the most promising interventions identified in Phase 1 of the programme have been explored through independent evaluations. The final reports for these evaluations will be published in Summer 2021. You can find a list of the selected interventions with summaries on the intervention evaluation page

Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme (VKPP)

The VVCP continues to work closely with the VKPP on building the evidence base and identifying interventions and approaches to tackling vulnerability across England and Wales. The VKPP is undertaking a range of projects working with force violence and public protection (VPP) leads across national policing, including:

  • Promoting and developing the National Vulnerability Action Plan (NVAP)
  • Facilitating the VVCP Knowledge Hub community
  • Commissioning safeguarding case review briefings (completed briefings are available at the links below)
  • Collating best and promising practice on multi-agency and local safeguarding partnerships
  • Exploring ways to improve data sharing and analysis across the vulnerability

You can find out more about the range of VKPP activities here and see their range of briefing papers in the 'useful briefings' section at the bottom of this page.

Contact us
College team:

VKPP team: