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Peer Power Youth’s Annual Awards 2023

On Thursday 7th December our NHS London Violence Reduction Programme young partners Peer Power Youth, hosted the Peer Power Youth Annual Awards 2023 at their brand-new workspace in Victoria. It was attended by the young people of Peer Power Youth, patrons, trustees, ambassadors, commissioners, funders, partners and supporters of Peer Power Youth’s work and impact. …

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Vicki Golden – Exciting things to come from ISTV

You may already be aware that 2024 is an exciting year for the Information Sharing to Tackle Violence (ISTV) programme, with new opportunities and possibilities. In the violence reduction landscape, ISTV has played a pivotal role in laying the foundation for data in the NHS Violence Reduction Programme and informing the work of Community Safety …

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NHS Violence Reduction Academy Learning Event

On Thursday 1st February, the Violence Reduction Academy, hosted by the NHS London Violence Reduction Programme, held its first virtual learning event via webinar– An Introduction to a Health-Based Approach to Reducing Violence in Communities. The event was moderated by Martin P Griffiths, Clinical Director for Violence Reduction at NHS England (London) and Consultant Trauma …

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Sania Shakoor and Heather McMullen are from the Violence Academy’s academic partner London’s Queen Mary University. They share some thoughts on how they hope to build a meaningful collaboration and how we can effectively work with communities affected by violence to provide a meaningful contribution to the evidence base.

We’re very conscious that some people in this space have been excluded in the past. So, we believe it will be vital to ensure that everyone has positive collaborative experiences in the future. Accessibility will be a guideline for us. We can’t have an ivory tower. This stuff’s going to need to have real world …

Sania Shakoor and Heather McMullen are from the Violence Academy’s academic partner London’s Queen Mary University. They share some thoughts on how they hope to build a meaningful collaboration and how we can effectively work with communities affected by violence to provide a meaningful contribution to the evidence base. Read More »

Peer Power Youth presents at Violence Reduction Academy Launch

Peer Power Youth were delighted to attend and support the launch of the London Violence Reduction Academy. The Young Partners thought it was rewarding to be part of an event where we were young people were given an opportunity, not only to attend but to be heard. Our young people are passionate about using their …

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Introducing our academic partners Sania Shakoor, Heather McMullen and Mark Freestone

In Touch spoke with Sania Shakoor and Heather McMullen from London’s Queen Mary University, which has been selected as the academic partner to the NHS London Violence Reduction Academy. Together with co-lead Mark Freestone, Sania and Heather, work for the University’s Wolfson Institute of Public Health WIPH – Wolfson Institute of Population Health (qmul.ac.uk) and …

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