Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit

Through partnership with schools, colleges, universities, parents and local authorities the VRU aims to keep young people safe by supporting learning activities in and around their school.

Education is a powerful tool in preventing involvement in crime. Using evidence-based research we can pick up on the patterns and vulnerabilities that might lead a young person to disengage from education and the safe space that schools provide, leaving them vulnerable to anti-social behaviours and be drawn into criminal activity. By taking pro-social approaches through education young people will develop essential life skills, they will feel valued, increase their self-esteem and self-worth and have aspirational goals for a good adult life as they work towards the career of their choice.


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