09:00 - 09:10

Chair's Opening Remarks

Simon Harding

Professor Simon Harding

Professor of Criminology and Director, National Centre for Gang Research, University of West London

09:10 - 09:35

Government Priorities for Tackling Serious Violence

  • Progress to date with implementing the Serious Violence Strategy (SVS)
  • The impact of Covid-19 on the prevalence and different types of serious violence
  • Adapting our response to serious violence
  • Progress made by Home Office investments to reduce serious violence: VRU’s, the Youth Endowment Fund, Safer Streets Fund and tackling county lines
  • Implications of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022, including the Serious Violence Duty, SVROs and OWHRs
  • Next steps for tackling serious violence
Live Q & A
09:30 - 09:35
Taiwo Owatemi

Taiwo Owatemi MP

Co-chair, All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Knife Crime and Violence Reduction

09:35 - 10:00

Reducing Serious Violence through Law Enforcement  

  • Working in partnership to deliver a public health approach to serious violence
  • Role of Trauma informed practice in serious violence
  • Adopting and developing a system wide approach to serious violence
Live Q & A
09:55 – 10:00
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Superintendent Justin Srivastava

Public Health Approaches Portfolio Lead, National Police Chiefs' Council

10:00 - 10:35

Panel Discussion: Establishing Effective Multi-Agency Partnerships to Tackle Serious Violence

  • Implications of the new duties to collaborate under the Serious Violence Duty
  • Using existing local structures
  • Deciding on the appropriate lead, membership, structure of collaboration, governance and accountability
  • Ensuring long-term sustainability of partnerships
Live Q & A
10:30 - 10:35

Ged Deveraux

Strategic Health Lead, National Fire Chiefs Council

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Superintendent Justin Srivastava

Public Health Approaches Portfolio Lead, National Police Chiefs' Council

10:35 - 11:00

Developing a Local Strategy to Prevent Serious Violence

  • Developing a Strategic Needs Assessment (SNA) to inform the local strategy
  • Mapping exercises of the range of existing local activity to avoid duplication
  • Enablers and barriers to effective data sharing to identify serious violence, the causes of violence and which groups are most at risk
  • Creating bespoke solutions to prevent and reduce serious violence in local areas
  • Evaluating the impact and effectiveness of the local strategy
Live Q & A
10:55 – 11:00

DCI Lewis Prescott-Mayling

Data and Targeting Lead, Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit

11:00 – 11:30

Panel Discussion: The New Serious Violence Duty to Collaborate for Education Providers, Prisons and Youth Custody

  • Providing intelligence and data to inform local SNA
  • Delivering actions at an individual institution level to help prevent serious violence
  • Assessing the effectiveness and outcomes of any actions resulting from the strategy
  • Learning from best practice partnership working
Live Q & A
11:25 – 11:30

Sarah Johnson

President, PRUsAP

Paul Axon

Youth Justice Lead, Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit

11:30 - 11:55

Networking Break

11:55 – 12:25

Engaging with the Wider Public and Young People to Reduce Serious Violence

  • Key enablers and barriers to community and youth engagement
  • Utilising existing relationships and established routes to deliver engagement strategies
  • Ensuring community voices are considered in a meaningful way to inform the SNA and interventions
  • Engaging young people and communities in the co-production of interventions
  • Examples of best practice



Live Q & A
12:20 – 12:25

Jacqueline Lockhart

Community Engagement Specialist, Nottingham Violence Reduction Unit

12:25 - 12:55

Learning from Offensive Weapons Homicide Reviews (OWHRs) to Prevent Future Deaths

  • Aims of the OWHR pilots
  • Outlining roles and responsibilities of review partners
  • Defining the scope and content of the reports
  • Using the reviews to improve understanding of what causes homicide and develop preventative actions
Live Q&A

Lib Peck

Director, London's Violence Reduction Unit

12:55 – 13:25

Panel Discussion: What Works - Assessing Interventions to Address Serious Violence

  • Commissioning evidence-based interventions based on the local SNA
  • Monitoring and evaluating interventions
  • Lessons learnt from the Early Intervention Youth Fund and Youth Endowment Fund
  • Utilising the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) toolkit
  • Case studies and commonalities of successful programmes
Live Q & A
13:20 – 13:25 
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Jon Yates

Executive Director, Youth Endowment Fund

Shona MacLeod

Shona MacLeod

Associate Director, Policy and Research, Ecorys UK

13:25 – 13:30

Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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