Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit


The VRU has a key link with health colleagues across Greater Manchester – ranging from hospital staff and trauma specialists, mental health, primary care, substance misuse, ambulance service and safeguarding.


Victim support

Many young victims of crime don’t receive appropriate support, either because they don’t tell anyone about the incident, or they feel the existing services don’t cater for their needs.

The VRU aims to ensure younger victims of violent crime have access to the support they may need, in a way that is appropriate to their circumstances.

The VRU works with colleagues and victims from Greater Manchester and other areas to develop an understanding of the needs of young victims, learn from areas where services have been improved, and involve the community in developing improved services for young people in Greater Manchester.


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