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

  • Charnwood Borough Council (on behalf of all Districts)

  • Clinical Commissioning Group

  • University Hospital Leicester

  • Community Leaders from the Leaders Network

  • Educational establishments

  • HMP Leicester

  • National Probation Service

  • East Midlands Ambulance Service

  • Leicestershire Fire & Rescue

  • Voluntary Action Leicestershire

  • Leicestershire and Rutland Sport

  • Turning Point

The Violence Reduction Board


Chaired by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, the Violence Reduction Board's core purpose is to:

"provide leadership, establish a core membership and, working with all relevant agencies operating locally, provide strategic coordination of the local response to serious violence."

The core membership of the Board comprises of senior leaders representing all of our partners. Together they:

  • Provide governance for the VRN Central team's work

  • 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

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

  • Monitor and scrutinise performance and finance

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