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The VRN Partnership

We believe the only way to successfully prevent and reduce violence is to work in partnership. It requires a partnership which is broad in membership and ambitious in its willingness to invest in prevention and early intervention.

The VRN comprises of partners from across local authorities, community safety partnerships, health, education, criminal justice, voluntary and community sectors.

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Our partners


  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire

  • Leicestershire Police

  • Leicester City Council

  • Rutland County Council

  • Leicestershire County Council

  • Oadby and Wigston Borough Council (on behalf of all Districts)

  • Clinical Commissioning Group

  • University Hospital Leicester

  • Community Leaders from the Leaders Network

  • Educational establishments

  • HMP Leicester

  • The Probation Service

  • East Midlands Ambulance Service

  • Leicestershire Fire & Rescue

  • Voluntary Action Leicestershire

  • Active Together

  • Turning Point

The Strategic Partnership Board


Chaired by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, the Strategic Partnership Board's (SPB) core purpose is to:

"provide system leadership and the strategic coordination required to prevent and reduce violence and vulnerability across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland."

SPB Exec comprises the VRN's core members and provides governance for all of the VRN's work. Together they:

  • Lead the cultural change required to secure a paradigm shift towards prevention and early intervention

  • Champion and apply the priorities, principles and methodology of the VRN within and beyond their own organisation

  • Lead key cross-cutting workstreams such as data, evidence and evaluation, and communications

  • Act as a sponsor for relevant VRN initiatives to support design and mobilisation

  • Monitor and scrutinise performance and finance

SPB Exec also has three sub-boards which deliver the VRN's priorities: the Prevention and Early Intervention Board; the Adolescence Safety and Diversion Board; and the Adult Vulnerability and Offending Board.

The VRN partnership is also supported by a Serious Violence Delivery Group and the VRN Central Team.

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