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Our Partnership

The Strategic Partnership Board


Chaired by the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Strategic Partnership Board (SPB) provides the local partnership model for discharging our responsibilities set out within the Serious Violence Duty at a system-level. The Violence Reduction Network (VRN) and its Central Team, which is governed by SPB, provide the vehicle through which the local partnership will collaborate in its work to prevent and reduce serious violence across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

This model includes strong links with place-based and locality-based organisations and partnerships, not least Community Safety Partnerships, to ensure that strategies and activity are tailored to the diverse needs of our populations.

The SPB Executive provides the ideal forum and governance for discharging the Duty as:

  • Its purpose is to provide the system leadership and strategic coordination necessary to prevent and reduce harm across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR).

  • Preventing and reducing serious violence is an existing Board priority and it has provided governance for the local Violence Reduction Network (VRN) since September 2019.

  • Membership of the Board includes representation from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, all Specified and Relevant Authorities as well as the voluntary and community sector and community groups.

  • It has the capability and combined authority to be able to monitor and respond to changes in the rates and volumes of serious violence locally as well as the known risk and protective factors.

  • It has embedded the public health approach into its core principles and its sub-board structure.

  • It has strong links with other relevant Boards including Safeguarding Boards, Health and Well-being Boards, the Leicestershire Strategic Community Safety Board and the Safer Leicester Partnership.

Terms of Reference for SPB can be found here.

SPB Membership

Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner 

Leicestershire Police

Leicester City Council

Leicestershire County Council
Rutland County Council

Charnwood Borough Council

Blaby District Council

North West Leicestershire District Council

Hinckley and Bosworth District Council

Harborough District Council

Oadby and Wigston Council

Melton District Council
Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service Leicestershire Police
Probation Service

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs

University Hospitals Leicester
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Integrated Care Board

National Probation Service (LLR) 
HMP Leicester
East Midlands Ambulance Service

HMP Leicester

Leicester City Secondary Schools

Thomas Estley Learning Alliance
Voluntary Action Leicestershire
Active Together
Turning Point Substance Misuse Team

Antoin Akpom Achievements (AAA) Foundation
Charles Booth Centre

Department of Health and Social Care, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

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Shared Responsibilities

Everyone has a role: our partnership has individual and shared responsibilities in preventing and reducing serious violence. Together these lay the foundations for a whole-system approach which is vital to the successful delivery of our Serious Violence Prevention Strategy.

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