Violent Reduction Unit

MQT on 2018-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2018
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Is there is a specific focus on girls and sexual violence on girls in the new Violent Reduction Unit established recently?


Answer for Violent Reduction Unit
Violent Reduction Unit

Violent Reduction Unit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The scope of the VRU is to include all categories of violence including domestic violence and abuse, sexual violence. Knife crime, gun crime and serious violence affecting young people (under 25 years of age).

A core principle of a public health approach is to take an evidenced based approach which will be key to setting the priorities of the unit.

The operating model for the unit is under development with practitioners including health partners, youth workers, VAWG practitioners and voluntary and community sector representatives. The model will be consulted upon more broadly in the new year.